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Manna
2005
 
Quite simply one of Italys best value top quality whites. €22 is not cheap for a white wine but this is a Tre Bicchiere award winning masterpiece of a blend and a must try for any serious Italian wine fan.
Year2005
Alcohol13.5 %
Size0.75 l.
TypeWine
ClassificationIGT
GrapeRiesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay.
TasteHuge mouth-feel and body for a white, luscious with acres of fruit.
ColourIn its youth a pale yellow but evolves into a golden colour.
NoseA complex bouquet with minerals and ripe citrus peel.
AccompaniesSeafood, Risottos and especially good with Vegetarian fayre.
Temperature12c
 
TCD OPINION
 
A tre bicchiere stunner of a wine.
Considered one of the best Italian blended white wines at this price point. Value driven and very tasty.

TCD Score: 91/100
91 Points for one of the finest Manna wines we've tasted, the 2005 is quality.

Robert Parker Score91/100
Gambero Rosso Score3/3
 
 
Franz Haas
 
Franz Haas wines are from the German speaking south Tyrol/Alto Adige region of Italy bordering Austria. The Franz Haas estate is located almost exactly half way between Trento and Bolzano just off the E45. The Alto Adige has a growing reputation for excellence in both red and white wines with rising popularity in the the native Lagrein, as well as excellent production of international varietals like Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and even some zippy Pinot Neros.

Franz Haas produces eleven high quality red, white and blended wines at a fair price point which is why we've decided to add this producer at the Cellar Door. Perhaps not the most famous or prestigious producer, that accolade would go to the likes off Hoffstatter, Lageder or Manincor, Franz Haas represents QPR and joins Michael Eppan for our Trentino/Alto Adige range.

Of these eleven wines I believe the best value comes from the Pinot Nero (2 bottlings) the Traminer Aromatico (Gewürztraminer) and the superb blend, perhaps the best value white blend of the region, the Manna.

Manna, named after Franz Haas wife, Luisa (Manna, obviously) is a blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon and late harvest Gewürztraminer. The wine shows telling minerality and is an award winning effort year on year with GR and a consistent 88-90 point wine. In the red corner, it is the Pinot Nero, both the standard bottling and the excellent Schweizer (produced only in the best vintages) that deserve your full quaffing attention.

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Trentino Alto Adige
 
Trentino Alto Adige
Trentino Alto Adige

 

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