A brief history
Franz Haas Wines
The Pinot Nero Schweizer has a ruby red color that varies from light to heavy depending on the vintage. Its bouquet seduces with complex and stratified aromas of fruit, such as ripe berries and cherries, spicy notes of pepper and leather. These aromas and sensations are also reflected on the palate. In the mouth, the wine thrills for its captivating tannins, its elegance and subtlety, and for its harmonious texture and body, which give this wine a very long life.
The Pinot Nero Pònkler was born in particular from a promise made to Francesco Arrigoni with whom, apart from the mutual appreciation and affection, we shared the passion for this grape variety and for our work. He was enchanted by the beauty of the place which is located in the municipality of Aldino at 750 meters. A vineyard surrounded by forests which is often visited by roe and in which various French clones were planted. The advantages of the high altitude which the wine reflects, evoked incredible emotions in Francesco and motivated him to define it “The Pinot Nero with the soul” in his last article. The label that distinguishes this wine is an artwork of Riccardo Schweizer which he gave us as a gift. It was forgotten in an old book and just in those days, when we were thinking about the packaging of the bottle and rummaging around in early texts, it came out of nowhere as if by magic. It represents exactly what this wine stands for: the triangle symbolizes the mountain or more precisely the altitude where the grapes grow. The hand which picks the grapes and brings the berries to the mouth and the sandtimer as a symbol of time, representing the nature which sets the best moment for harvest.
The Pinot Nero, which for Franz Haas is “the white among the reds”, depending on the vintage appears with a changing color scheme, which can vary from light ruby red to intense ruby red. The bouquet opens with notes of maraschino cherries and raspberries, marzipan and plum jam, cloves and cinnamon. In the end, aromas of underwood are perceived.
The Pinot Nero Rosé is light cherry red colored. The fresh and fruity bouquet opens with aromas of red berries, cherries and raspberries to end with final notes of herbs and a hint of cocoa. On the palate, the wine amazes with its fresh acidity, extended sapidity and inviting refreshing finish.
The Pinot Bianco has a straw, shiny yellow color. The perfume recalls fruity and spicy notes that remind us of ripe apples, wildflowers and fresh bread. On the palate, it is distinguished by a definite personality accompanied by an elegant and robust structure, a harmonious acidity and ending with richness and persistency. The Pinot Bianco needs to mature for at least three to four months in the bottle to express its typical bouquet and complex characteristics.