Franz Haas

Manna Schweizer Riesling Blend

9.0103 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Riesling Blend
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Exuberant nose. Spice, lychee, sugar snap peas, mineral, floral and clean air. So aromatic and focused while being exuberant. Palate is elegant and gorgeous. Brilliant clarity and apricot skin fruit and appealing bitter aspects. Straddles that sweet/bitter line so well. Such a serious and deep wine. Structured and compact. Finishes very mineral. Elegant, complex and salty. So good. Really really long. So energetic and elegant at the same time. Tasted 3 vintages and loved all three. Seems like it will be very versatile with a variety of dishes.

Exuberant nose. Spice, lychee, sugar snap peas, mineral, floral and clean air. So aromatic and focused while being exuberant. Palate is elegant and gorgeous. Brilliant clarity and apricot skin fruit and appealing bitter aspects. Straddles that sweet/bitter line so well. Such a serious and deep wine. Structured and compact. Finishes very mineral. Elegant, complex and salty. So good. Really really long. So energetic and elegant at the same time. Tasted 3 vintages and loved all three. Seems like it will be very versatile with a variety of dishes.

Nov 15th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Super mineral. Super exuberant. Lovely nose. Seems a skoche less exuberant and more precise than the 16. Candied crystallized citrus and lovely florals. Incisive mineralIty. This has a complexity and completeness that is really great. An elite Italian white nose. A higher level than 2016. Juicy and deep, complex with terrific structure. Lovely pithy fruit. This is structured like nothing else. Think Puligny or great Smargd Gruner. Awesome finish. Stays with you. Minerals and freshness abound and it contorts your mouth in a good way. Finish is minutes long. Terrific and classy wine. Elegant. Have to pay $60+ in Burgundy for this. Not sure what this costs but $60 would shock me.

Super mineral. Super exuberant. Lovely nose. Seems a skoche less exuberant and more precise than the 16. Candied crystallized citrus and lovely florals. Incisive mineralIty. This has a complexity and completeness that is really great. An elite Italian white nose. A higher level than 2016. Juicy and deep, complex with terrific structure. Lovely pithy fruit. This is structured like nothing else. Think Puligny or great Smargd Gruner. Awesome finish. Stays with you. Minerals and freshness abound and it contorts your mouth in a good way. Finish is minutes long. Terrific and classy wine. Elegant. Have to pay $60+ in Burgundy for this. Not sure what this costs but $60 would shock me.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

This is a crazy Riesling blend. Not sure all of them but it’s 5 grapes. It smells immediately like a wine that will fail on the palate if it does not have some major acids and minerals. It’s an exuberant and very fruity nose. The Gewurz is there and dominates like the loud person at a table of 5. Some mineral undertones and veggie florals if that makes sense. Palate is what I thought it would be. Loads of minerals and good acid to make it fresh. A very mineral wine that needs to be because of the exuberant nose. Nose gets more floral and interesting as it airs out. More nuanced. Some smoke and incense notes. Very interesting. Kind of like Italian Gemicher-Satz. A wine to reach for with a lot of food. Some piquant citrus and candied orange develop with air. Also the florals increase. It gains energy and sap. Really a fascinating first 10 minutes to this wine. Chameleon. Wonder where it settles.

This is a crazy Riesling blend. Not sure all of them but it’s 5 grapes. It smells immediately like a wine that will fail on the palate if it does not have some major acids and minerals. It’s an exuberant and very fruity nose. The Gewurz is there and dominates like the loud person at a table of 5. Some mineral undertones and veggie florals if that makes sense. Palate is what I thought it would be. Loads of minerals and good acid to make it fresh. A very mineral wine that needs to be because of the exuberant nose. Nose gets more floral and interesting as it airs out. More nuanced. Some smoke and incense notes. Very interesting. Kind of like Italian Gemicher-Satz. A wine to reach for with a lot of food. Some piquant citrus and candied orange develop with air. Also the florals increase. It gains energy and sap. Really a fascinating first 10 minutes to this wine. Chameleon. Wonder where it settles.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.1

2012 drinking amazing. Closing this vtg out for $11....i might pick some up!

2012 drinking amazing. Closing this vtg out for $11....i might pick some up!

Apr 22nd, 2018
Aaron Means

Very complex and balanced. Now I know why this sits on so many Michelin starred wine lists.

Very complex and balanced. Now I know why this sits on so many Michelin starred wine lists.

Aug 10th, 2017
Paul Masson

Highly complex, with the bright petrol Riesling character out front, and fine integration of barrique Chardonnay and Sauvignon providing some nutty development, and pretty floral notes from the Gewurz.

Highly complex, with the bright petrol Riesling character out front, and fine integration of barrique Chardonnay and Sauvignon providing some nutty development, and pretty floral notes from the Gewurz.

Jan 31st, 2017
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

8.9

2012 Franzhaas 'Manna' --Riesling, Chard, Sauvignon & Late Harvest Traminer. Creamy, white mtn flowers, raw honey & honeydew. Kinda 'Sprite' like, too! Yummy fun. #certifiablydelish

2012 Franzhaas 'Manna' --Riesling, Chard, Sauvignon & Late Harvest Traminer. Creamy, white mtn flowers, raw honey & honeydew. Kinda 'Sprite' like, too! Yummy fun. #certifiablydelish

Jul 17th, 2015
Giuseppe LoCascio

Always a great bottle, bravo Franz

Always a great bottle, bravo Franz

May 24th, 2015
Paul Masson

Franz Haas Manna. An unusual, mineral-driven white blend.

Franz Haas Manna. An unusual, mineral-driven white blend.

Feb 23rd, 2015
Maddalena de Zambiasi

Avevo voglia di un Riesling .. Ho dovuto scegliere questo blend che fatemelo dire troppo di tutto Riesling chardonnay gewurtz... Profumi e sapori contrastanti.. Troppo alcol . FRANZ HASSS ti conosco per altri vini .. Meglio i mono vitigni

Avevo voglia di un Riesling .. Ho dovuto scegliere questo blend che fatemelo dire troppo di tutto Riesling chardonnay gewurtz... Profumi e sapori contrastanti.. Troppo alcol . FRANZ HASSS ti conosco per altri vini .. Meglio i mono vitigni

Sep 13th, 2013