Gruner Veltliner Ried Sauberg Reserve – 2021

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.”


91 Points

From 50-year-old-vines on loam covered by calcareous loess and aged in 500-liter oak barrels and small stainless steel tanks until late May or early June, the 2021 Ried Sauberg Grüner Veltliner opens with a clear and refined, finely yeasty bouquet of ripe fruit. Medium to full-bodied, round and textured on the palate, this is a juicy, refined, elegant and well-balanced Veltliner with a stimulating, saline and finely phenolic finish with mouth-filling texture. 12.8% alcohol. Screw cap. 2022 – 2036

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