Franz Haas, Pinot Grigio 2020
Very fragrant floral aromatics intermingled with dried herbs, orchard fruits and orange rind.
Franz Haas is one of the top names in Alto-Adige, producing wines of outstanding quality and purity in a region often blighted by mass production. A very fragrant Pinot Grigio, with floral aromatics intermingled with dried herbs, orchard fruits and orange rind. A wine which will develop a beautiful honeyed character with some bottle age.
Producer: Franz Haas
Region/Country: Alto-Adige, Italy
Grape/s: Pinot Grigio
Production Method: Sustainable farming. Fermentation in stainless steel with maturation on lees in large, old oak casks
Style: Aromatic, floral and fruity with great texture
Pairing Suggestion: Vegetable dishes, seafood, white meats
Variety: Pinot Gris/Grigio
Profile: One of the darkest skinned white varieties, often with a pink/reddish tinge, and colours often range widely within the same bunch. Gris and Grigio are indicate style and origin, with Gris tending to be darker, richer and oilier and Grigio lighter and crisper as a rule. Pinot Gris often tends toward dark golden in colour and can be higher in alcohol and richness. It has soft acidity and with spicy, fragrant aromatics. It will often have a touch of residual sugar, meaning it is great for pairing with spicy Asian cuisine, and in Alsace is regularly made into sweet wine. Pinot Grigio is most synonymous with Northern Italy. The best examples are fresh and fragrant with zesty and floral aromatics and moreish texture.
Classic Regions: Alsace (France), Fruili, Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy), Central Otago (New Zealand), Baden (Germany)
The Haas family has been growing grapes in Montagna in the province of Bolzano for generations, with Franz transforming the operation into the top quality estate it is today. Franz Haas goes to tremendous lengths to grow quality grapes and then strives to preserve the flavours of the fruit during winemaking. To maintain the aromatic quality of his wines, Franz Haas has bottled his entire production under screwcap from the 2018 vintage onwards.