Pinot Noir Black Edition – 2015

Region: Austria - Weinviertel


Deep in a four hundred year old cellar, a quiet, studious man weighs careful decisions to create exquisite wines from each of the special parcels in the Weinviertel. He asks his accomplished, exuberant wife to join him in crafting the perfect blends that reflect their passionate partnership.

Once upon a time…this is how fairy tales usually begin. But sometimes real life is a fairy tale, and that is the case for Marion and Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer. While the Ebner-Ebenauer label was born in 2007, when the two winemakers decided to share their lives, the history of winemaking in Manfred’s family stretches back fourteen generations. Today Ebner-Ebenauer is a mixture of old and new. The 400 year old cellar and modern style of the careful winery renovation. Traditional winemaking, gravity fed, gentle pressing. Using new methods when appropriate. “Respect the traditions but change if not useful.”


93 Points

A hint of smoky dill segues into a pure note of aromatic red cherry. The palate presents pristine red fruit, translucent and tender, surrounded by smoky, scented oak. This needs time to integrate but shows lovely freshness and ripeness captured at the right moment. This is an elegant, warm and tender Pinot with lots of purity and freshness. Drink 2020–2030.

Wine Enthusiast, July, 2019
90 Points

This earthy, smoky pinot noir introduces itself with dried redcurrants, dried thyme, rosemary and licorice. Medium-bodied and firm-grained, it delivers crunchy, savory appeal. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, December, 2019