Peter Dipoli - Voglar Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon dell'Alto Adige 2018 (750ml)


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Producer Peter Dipoli
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto-Adige
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2018
Sku 1556050
Size 750ml

Vinous: 94 Points

The 2018 Sauvignon Voglar is smoky and savory in the glass, with air-dried meats and rosemary evolving into incense, young peach and dusty florals. This balances warm vintage character and soft textures with sour citrus and stimulating tension. It’s the acid-to-tart-fruit balance here that impresses most, as it tapers off long, lightly structured and sapid, like biting into a candied lemon rind. The 2018 vintage was warm, yet the Dipoli style has paired perfectly with its character.

Peter Dipoli is most assuredly the master of Sauvignon Blanc in Alto Adige. Dipoli founded the estate in 1987, with the purchase of a three-hectare vineyard in Penon that was originally planted with Schiava. He realized that this high elevation site, at 600 meters and up, on extremely vertical slopes, containing dolomite rock, chalk and limestone was the perfect place to grow Sauvignon Blanc. This location would provide the variety with an extended growing season and large diurnal shifts. His style was further tailored with the decision to pick late and refine the wines in large acacia barrels. The result is the Voglar Sauvignon Blanc, a wine that communicates its importance upon release but also matures gracefully for over a decade. To round out his portfolio, Dipoli’s next purchase was a vineyard located in Magré, one of the regions warmest locations, with clay and limestone soils, where he would plant Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Rosso Iugum hails from this location, a Merlot-heavy Bordeaux blend that marries the alpine origins of its varieties to an unexpected depth and richness. It is, once again, a wine that can, and should, be cellared for the best results. As a testament to this, Peter Dipoli has begun a library program which will feature its first release with the 2013 vintage in 2025.