Moscato Rosa DOC

Seven generations of winemaking and a long family tradition resonates in the wines, even through the name. Founded in 1880 by Franz Haas, the winery has been passed down from father to eldest son (all of them named Franz Haas) for generations. The current owner Franziskus has also named his son Franz – that’s how seriously the Haas family takes continuity and heritage. Franziskus’ main goal as a winemaker is to express the character, typicity, and longevity of the unique Alto Adige area – the bilingual, Italian/German province of Bolzano in the northeastern region of Trentino-Alto Adige.

The Moscato Rosa grape is native to Alto Adige. The aromatic grapes are grown in well-ventilated vineyards within the district of Egna. Ventilation is essential to preventing humidity, which would cause Botrytis. As it is a delicate variety, it must be kept safe from this and other molds because it would cause a reduction in color intensity and aromatic components.
The vines for this version face south and southwest and enjoy varied soil composition and average altitudes. The grapes are picked when they are very ripe, though neither early or late, as the sugar levels are naturally very high. Vinified as a red wine, skin maceration lasts very short time to avoid extracting excessively astringent tannins. This wine features a lovely ruby red color and intense aromas ranging from fruit and floral notes to sweet spices and orange zest. Lovely on its own as a mediation wine, or with desserts.


Wine exported to

Canada

Grape Varieties:

100% Moscato Rosa

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Selected

Maceration technique:

Pumpovers

Length of maceration:

max. 12 hours

Malolactic fermentation:

no

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Aging before bottling:

5 months

Aging in bottle:

3-4 months

Closure:

Screw cap

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Near Egna, Alto Adige

Soil composition:

Porphyric sand and marl

Vine training:

Guyot and Pergola

Altitude:

250 meters (820 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,000-9,000 plants per hectare

Yield:

15-35 hL per hectare

Exposure:

Southwestern

Years planted:

1985, 2012

Age of vines:

4-33 years old

Time of harvest:

October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

12,000-18,000

Tasting notes:

A bright, fragrant ruby red wine with lively freshness and an intense aromatic nose with notes of rose, cloves, cinnamon and orange peel. On the palate, the wine is fascinating with complexity and an elegant structure, and a balance between acidity, sweetness and tannins.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 14 -16 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).

Food pairings:

Ideal for creative pairings and as a meditation wine. It is perfect with dry chocolate cakes, with the traditional Austrian Linzer Torte and with other chocolate sweets.

Aging potential:

3-4 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 11.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Franziskus Haas