Pinot Nero 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.
Franz Haas is well known for dubbing Pinot Nero, “the white among red.” It is also well known that Pinot Nero does very well in this area of Europe, as delicate and sensitive as it may be. The grapes are grown in a few different hillside vineyards that start at 350 meters (1,150 feet) and go up. Harvest in fact is gradual starting in early fall in the lower vineyards, continuing in the higher vineyards as they reach peak ripeness. During fermentation the grapes macerate quite a bit to extract color and fragrance. After, the wine ages in barrique for about a year and then a few months in bottle. A lovely nose of berries and sweet spices and even a hint of forest floor. Excellent with fish! But also with meaty dishes.
Wine exported to
100% Pinot Nero
Type of yeast:
Pumpovers and punchdowns
20% new, 80% used
Type of oak:
Aging before bottling:
Aging in bottle:
Mazzon, Pinzano, Gleno, Montagna, Alto Adige
Gravel, sand and chalk
350-700 meters (1,150-2,300 feet) above sea level
6,000-10,000 vines per hectare
40 hL per hectare
Time of harvest:
Late September to Early October
Total yearly production (in bottles):
The color can go from a light ruby to an intense ruby red according to the vintage. The bouquet opens with notes of black cherries, raspberries, marzipan, plum jam, cloves and cinnamon. Aromas of underbrush are also noticeable. The wine is fresh and lively on the palate, bolstered by elegant tannins, which make it harmonious and round and guarantee a noticeable sense of pleasantness while drinking.
Best served at 16 -18 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).
Goes well with light fish dishes, roasted wild game and red meat.
Alcohol cont. 13% by vol.