Franz Haas Pinot Nero Schweizer 2017
The Pinot Nero Schweizer grows in carefully chosen areas, which for their microclimate have proven to be ideal to produce this wine. The individual vineyards are located at altitudes ranging between 350 and 700 meters above sea level and include a large variety of soils. In fact, silt is only a few meters away from different soil types including sand, limestone, and pebbles. The vineyards, thanks to the high-density of planting from 8,000 to 12,500 vines per hectare, allow the production of high quality grapes. The extreme in-house selection of low-yielding clones permits stable and continuous evolution of quality over the years.
The fermentation of the grapes takes place in open-top stainless steel tanks. During this process the floating cap of grape skins is gently and frequently plunged. Thanks to this technique the dyeing substances and flavors contained in the skins are extracted and transferred to the wine. At the end of the fermentation the wine is moved into barrique where the malolactic fermentation takes place. Afterwards the wine matures there for a period of 12 months as well as another year in the bottle.
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 Schweizer is the perfect match for game, such as pheasant and duck, for wild rabbit, red meat and seasoned cheeses.