Franz Haas

Franz Haas


01 September 2020

Once again, our wines have been tasted and rewarded by James Suckling. We are absolutely delighted with the results and proud to share them with you:

  • Pinot Grigio Alto Adige DOC 2019: 92 points
    “Lovely aromas of white flowers and blanched almonds to the apples and spiced pears. It’s full-bodied with intense, fresh fruit and tangy acidity. Minerality at the end. Drink now.”
  • Lepus Pinot Bianco Alto Adige DOC 2019: 93 points
    “This is a white with pretty density of cooked apples and pears with hints of cream. It’s full-bodied with plenty of ripe fruit and intensity at the finish. Bitter lemon at the end. So powerfully flavored. Drink or hold.”
  • Gewürztraminer Alto Adige DOC 2019: 92 points
    “A spicy gewürz, as always, with burning cloves on the palate, as well as dried apple and pineapple. It’s full-bodied, medium-dry, creamy-textured and flavorful on the finish. A little oily. Drink now.”
  • Manna Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2018: 93 points
    “Loads of mangoes and apricots on the nose follow through to a full body with lots of dried fruit, such as peaches, following through to a lively, fresh palate. Light bitter citrus on the finish. Complex as always. Drink now.”
  • Lagrein Alto Adige DOC 2018: 93 points
    “Rich and layered lagrein with blackberry, black-olive, bark and black-tea character. Full-bodied with soft tannins. It’s generous and savory. Drink now.”
  • Pinot Nero Alto Adige DOC 2018: 92 points
    “A flavorful pinot with driedstrawberry, cherry and walnut character. Slightly smoky undertone to it. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs a year or two to soften. Try after 2022.”
  • Pinot Nero Schweizer Alto Adige DOC 2017: 94 points
    “A rich, complex red with dried berries, cedar, toffee and smoke on the nose and palate. Full-bodied and very layered with round, soft tannins on the mid-palate that open up to a tangy and vivid finish. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.”
  • Pinot Nero Pònkler Alto Adige DOC 2015: 95 points
    “Gorgeous strawberry, smokedwood, mushroom and sous-bois character. It’s full-bodied with juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Exciting. Drink or hold.”
  • Moscato Rosa Alto Adige DOC 2019: 90 points
    “A very perfumed red that is lightly sweet with melons and apples. Medium-bodied, crisp and fun. Like a normal moscato, but red-colored. Serve with fruit, such as peaches.”

These important acknowledgments confirm that we are working in the right direction and encourage us to continue our efforts with determination and resolution.

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