Ebner-Ebenauer

Gruner Veltliner Poysdorf – 2022

Region: Austria - Weinviertel

Ebner-Ebenauer

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.”

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Freiberg and Ebenthal estate vineyards in Poysdorf, Weinviertel.

  • Soil: warm Loess
  • Vineyards Planted: 1995
  • Farmed using organic principles
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested September 2022
  • Macerated 5 hours on skins
  • Gently pressed, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
  • Aged 3 months on fine lees in tank
  • Filtered and aged further in tank until bottling in January 2023
Winemaker's Notes

Iconic Gruner Veltliner, symbol of the Weinviertel. Delicate spices combined with the cool olfactory impression of pears. Juicy apple fruit on the palate, white pepper, finely spicy mineral notes and a crisp interplay of fruit with acidity. A multi-vineyard, estate expression that leads with fruit and a zesty tang.

Wine Summary

100% Gruner Veltliner; alcohol: 11.8%; Freiberg and Ebenthal estate vineyards in Poysdorf; warm loess soils; vineyards planted 1995; hand harvested in September; 5 hours on skins; fermented in stainless steel tanks; aged 3 months on fine lees in tank; filtered and further aging in tank until January bottling.

Technical Information
  • 100% Gruner Veltliner
  • Alcohol: 12.3%
  • Total Acidity: 5.1 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/l

Reviews

91 Points

There’s a slight spritz to this mineral gruner veltliner, showing notes of crushed stones, sliced apples, fennel and soy beans. Medium-bodied, dry and nicely pithy. Focused. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Screw cap.

jamessuckling.com, October, 2023

General Info

Country Austria
Region Niederösterreich
Appellation(s) Weinviertel
Proprietors Marion & Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer
Founded 2007
Winemaker Manfred Ebner-Ebenauer
Annual Production
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic/biodynamic