Franz Haas

Trentino-Alto Adige
www.franz-haas.com

Background

The Haas family has been growing grapes in Montagna in the province of Bolzano for generations. However, it is only with Franz, the current proprietor, that they have begun to produce and bottle quality wines.

Franz studied at Geisenheim in Germany before working as a broker of Italian wines in the German market. After several years, he took over the running of the family business. Franz Haas goes to tremendous lengths to grow good grapes and then strives to preserve the flavours of the fruit during winemaking. As a result, the wines that he produces are infused with great character and show a rare purity and balance on the palate..

Inspiration

My inspirational wine

The wine that will always stay in my mind and that has had a particular influence on me is the Romanée Conti La Tache, vintage '53. I have always had a passion for Pinot Noir, but the confirmation of my feelings towards this difficult grape came when I tasted a bottle in the La Tache vineyard itself, with two friends, a baguette and some cheese. This was after having visited the Domaine and tasted a number of their Pinot Noirs from different vintages with Mr. de Villaine, the proprietor. Franz Haas