FIHL is the ancient name of VILLA, a hamlet located North of Egna. Here is where the winery is located.The Merlot vineyard is in Gries. Before bottling, the Merlot is usually blended with part of Iugum (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) In exceptional vintages like 2016, Fihl is bottled by itself and not blended at all. Therefore in these vintages the quantity of Fihl is smaller.
VINEYARD LOCATION: the vineyard location is located on a gentle west facing slope
SOIL STRUCTURE VARIETIES: sandy and silti flood-plain
ALTIDUDE VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: simple cane pruned (Guyot)
PLANTED AREA: 0,4 hectares
VINE DENSITY: 6.000 vines per hectare
HARVEST TIME: mid September
VINIFICATION: the grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainsteel open vats for 10 days approximately with punch downs twice a day. The wine is then racked in stainsteel vats where the malolactic fermentation occurs. When malolactic is over the wine is aged in barriques 20% new and 80% of 3-5th run. After 12 months the wine is bottled and released after 14 months.
YEAR FIRST PRODUCED: 2000.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
yr. 2003 CellarTracker:
91 of 100 Points.
"CellarTracker" has rated the wine "Peter Dipoli 'Fihl' Merlot Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy" from the vintage 2003 with 91 of 100 points.
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