Michaela Ehn is one of the quality stars among a group of 11 ‘Women and their Wines’ promoting female winemaking/wine production in Austria (others include Birgit EICHINGER, Silvia PRIELER, Heidi SCHRÖCK and Petra UNGER). Michaela runs 14ha planted mostly to Grüner Veltliner and Riesling and individual bottlings of both can be very good. The Titan version of Grüner from the Spiegel vineyard is one of the full-blown, partly oaked examples that are on the increase. It is, however, intense, concentrated and minerally as well as better balanced than some. Rieslings from Zöbinger Heiligenstein are especially fine, concentrated and structured. Other whites include a complex, exotic blend from a mixed planting of old vines (8 varieties) called Jubiläumswein, which is deep, concentrated and well structured. Sauvignon has good purity and intensity. Also produced is a Titan version of Chardonnay fermented and aged in barrique while a richly honeyed and botrytised Chardonnay Beerenauslese (made only from 2001) has excellent balance and purity. Red Tizian is a soft, juicy-fruited crowd-pleasing blend.
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