Franz Haas

Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Vegetarian
Vegan

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.

Franz Haas went to tremendous lengths to grow quality grapes and strived to preserve the flavours of the fruit during winemaking. As a result, the wines that he produces are infused with great character, with purity and balance on the palate. To maintain the aromatic quality of his wines, Franz Haas bottled hientire production under screwcap from the 2018 vintage onwards. A revolutionary choice, he was one of the first Italian wine producers to have done so.

His Pinot Nero is one of Italy’s best. It is light in colour yet bursting with varietal character on both the nose and palate, with a lovely tannin structure. Of his whites, the Pinot Grigio is classic and fresh, and the ‘Lepus’ is an excellent expression of Pinot Bianco. The flagship wine is the ‘Schweizer’ Manna: a blend of Riesling, barrel-fermented Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Kerner and barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc. The aromatic quality of the Riesling and Gewürztraminer come through in the glass, but they are given depth and texture by the subtle use of oak on the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. This is one of Italy’s best white wines.

All wines from this producer

Producer
Wine
Product Code
Features
Style
Franz HaasDolomiti Pinot GrigioHA102
W
White
`Lepus` Pinot BiancoHA103
W
White
GewürztraminerHA104
W
White
`Schweizer` MannaHA105
W
White
`Schweizer` Moscato RosaHA107
Sw
Sweet
Pinot NeroHA109
Vegetarian
Vegan
R
Red
`Schweizer` Pinot Nero HA121
Vegetarian
Vegan
R
Red