To produce the Gewürztraminer Alto Adige DOC Franz Haas, after a brief period of maceration, the must was fermented at low temperatures in stainless-steel vats. The wine then matured on its lees with frequent bâtonnage for about six months before bottling.
The vines are cultivated using the Guyot method and are planted in deep clay soils with a high percentage of pebbles at altitudes of between 350 and 650 metres above sea level. The vineyards, based in the municipalities of Montagna, Gleno, Pinzano and Mazzon, have south-western exposure.
The Haas family has been growing grapes in Montagna in the province of Bolzano for generations. However, it was only with Franz, the current proprietor, that they began 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 quality grapes and strives to preserve the flavours of the fruit during winemaking. As a result, the wines that he produces are infused with great character, with purity and balance on the palate. To maintain the aromatic quality of his wines, Franz Haas has bottled his entire production under screwcap from the 2018 vintage onwards. A revolutionary choice, he is one of the first Italian wine producers to have done so.