Our coolest plots (exposed to the north, right on the edge of the forest, deep clay and loess soil) are among our future locations for Grüner Veltliner. The wine is dense, earthy, ripe and yellow-fruity, with a cool, mineral vein, very vital and lively. After a slow fermentation for more than a year in large wooden barrels, the wine was allowed to mature on the full lees until August 2021, when it was unfiltered drawn on the bottle.
Jancis Robinson: "Real lift on the nose, this dances. Really quite delicate fruit on the palate with a particularly dry finish. Real chewiness on the end. Not ready yet, I think. Just a little hole in the middle that needs to be filled. But there is clearly seriousness of intent." 16,5
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate: "The 2020 Grüner Veltliner Hirschenreyn is the "top selection" from Ebenthal's clay parts of the general loess terroir. Aged in large wooden barrels, matured for one year and bottled unfiltered, the vivid yellow colored wine opens with an intense yet fresh, coolish and pretty spicy bouquet with ripe phenolic notes intertwined with ripe and intense yellow fruit with buttercup and summer herbal notes. Intense, round and elegant on the palate, this is a medium to full-bodied, textural, piquant and persistently salty-mineral Veltliner with an intense, tensioned and finely tannic finish as well as lingering piquancy and juicy purity. It's not a charming wine but has good Grüner Veltliner character. 12.5% stated alcohol. Screw cap closure. Tasted in December 2021."
Drink Date: 2024 - 2040
|grape variety||Green Valtellina|
|Alcohol||12,5 % Vol.|
|drinking temperature||14–16 °C|
|shelf life||15-20 years|