Franz Haas Manna Vineyards of the Dolomites IGT White 2021
In its youth the wine shows golden-yellow notes, while after a few years of maturation intense golden tones appear. Because of its special characteristics, Manna seduces with a complex, layered bouquet that brings back notes of elderberries, pistachios, and rose petals. It impresses with complexity and concentration combined with soft elegance and mineral structure. Manna is a versatile wine; over time it will never turn out the same, but the different grape varieties always give it different notes, and the high percentage of Riesling helps keep it alive over the years.
AREA OF PRODUCTION
Manna, a very unique wine that Franz dedicated with its first release in 1995 to Maria Luisa, is a cuvée of Riesling, Chardonnay, a part of Gewürztraminer and a small percentage of Sauvignon Blanc; with the 2013 vintage, a part of Kerner was added, decreasing the percentages of Riesling and Gewürztraminer. The vineyards of the five grape varieties are located at an altitude of 350 to 800 meters. The very different soils are of dolomitic, porphyritic, sandy and marly origin and face southwest.
METHOD OF WINEMAKING
The grapes, due to different ripening periods, are harvested and processed separately. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are fermented in barriques, while Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Kerner ferment in steel tanks. After fermentations are complete, the young wines are blended to promote the combination and harmonization of the different aromatic components. After a period on fine lees of about ten months, the wine is bottled and further aged in the bottle for a few months.
Manna is exalted when paired with noble and fine dishes. It is fascinating how the wine adapts to different dishes, especially with Japanese cuisine, so sushi and sashimi, constantly renewing itself through its multiple depths and structure.