Franz Haas Schweizer Pinot Nero 2019
Region: Alto-Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Nero
Notes: Vegetarian; Vegan
Ruby red in colour, this wine has an enticing bouquet with complex aromas of mixed berries, cherries and spicy notes of pepper and leather. On the palate, the wine is elegant and subtle with soft but mouth-filling tannins. A fine structure gives great length and promises good cellaring potential.
Franz Haas' Pinot Nero grows on the hills of Mazzon, Pinzano, Gleno and Montagna, in areas that are carefully selected for their microclimate. Over the years they have proved to be ideal for the production of this great wine. The individual vineyards are situated at altitudes varying between 350-700 metres above sea level, including a great variety of soils: sand, chalk and gravel. Thanks to the density of planting, between 8,000-12,000 vines per hectare, the grapes produced are of the highest quality. The selection of very low yielding clones also contributes to stable and continuous quality development over the years.
The Haas family has been growing grapes in Montagna in the province of Bolzano for generations. However, it was only with Franz, who died prematurely in 2022, that they began to produce and bottle quality wines. Franz studied at Geisenheim in Germany before working as a broker of Italian wines in the German market. After several years, he took over the running of the family business.