1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Voglar
Sauvignon Blanc Planted in 1990 Chalky, dolomite, limestone 3 ha
Iugum
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Planted in 1992 Clay, Limestone 1.1 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Voglar
• Vines planted at 1800 to 2000 feet
• Vineyard faces east-northeast and south
• Fermented in large acacia casks for 10 days
• Wine remains in acacia casks and is aged on the lees until May
• Lees are stirred every 10 days for first three months of aging
• In May, wine is bottled and cellared until January
• No malolactic fermentation
• Voglar is the old name of the area where the vineyard of the property is located. It comes from the Trentino dialectical expression “fogolar” in Italian meaning “fire place.”

Iugum
• Vines planted at 1000 feet
• Vineyard is located on the slope of Magré, one of the warmest vineyard sites of the Alto Adige
• Vineyard faces east and southeast
• Merlot is harvested in mid-September and Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested in mid-October
• Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed
• Grapes are vinified separately
• Fermented in open wood tanks for 10 days with punchdowns twice a day
• Both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon undergo malolactic fermentation in new barriques
• Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 12 months in new barriques
• Merlot is aged for 12 months in 2 and 3 year old barriques
• After 12 months, wine is blended and aged for 60 days in stainless steel tanks before bottling
• Wine ages in bottle until 4 years after harvest
• Iugum means “yoke” in Latin

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Alto Adige
Appellation(s)
Alto Adige
Producer
Peter Dipoli
Founded
1987
Annual Production
3000 cases
Farming
Sustainable
Website
http://www.peterdipoli.com/
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