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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
Brenntal Alto Adige Rosso
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc Planted in 1998 Clay, limestone .44 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

Brenntal Alto Adige Rosso
• Grapes are co-fermented in open top barrel
• Malolactic takes place in smaller barrels, and the wine is then aged in barrel for about 12 months (in 50% new oak)
• Wine spends 2-3 months in tank before bottling, then 30 months in bottle before release
• Brenntal is the historic name (dating back to the 13th century) of the greater vineyard site which comprises Dipoli’s parcel. It translates to “burnt valley”

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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