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Review 2015 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana IGT 750ml

2015 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana IGT 750ml

$80.00
($80.00 Incl. tax)
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Possibly the best Testamatta ever made, the 2015 shows off Sangiovese in all of its glory! Silky tannin, red fruits, tea and leather jump out of the glass holding this splendid Toscana Rosso.
About the Wine

From a medieval castle, Castello di Vincigliata, acquired by his parents over 60 years ago, winemaker Bibi Graetz crafts his wines on a hillside overlooking the great city of Florence. Beginning initially with only a small, 5-acre vineyard on this hillside in Fiesole, in little under two decades, Bibi has become one of Italy's most ingenious winemakers adding "cult winemaker" in addition to "talented abstract artist" to his dossier.

Since the release of his first wines in 2000 and without any formal training, Bibi Graetz has managed to stir-up the Tuscan wine scene, and with the creation of Testamatta and Colore, has made his name eponymous with great Tuscan wines. Regularly scoring in the high 90’s with wine publications like Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, and James Suckling, coupled with his unique and artisanal winemaking approach, Bibi Graetz’s wines have garnered a loyal following among wine collectors and wine trade.

Sourcing grapes from parcels of old vines around Tuscany give the Bibi reds great depth and soul; while grapes from vines on the Isola del Giglio have provided proof that Tuscany can be known for beautiful white wines as well. This affinity for old vines allows for the concentrated yet elegant wines of Bibi Graetz making this portfolio a collectible from Tuscan producers. His passion for producing his flagship wines exclusively from traditional varieties of Sangiovese, Colorino, and Canaiolo for the reds and the indigenous varieties of Ansonica and Vermentino for his whites have resulted in very distinctive wines that consistently set his wines apart from those from the rest of Tuscany, and Italy.

PRODUCTION ZONE:

Vincigliata, Londa, Lamole, Montefili, Siena

GRAPES:

100% Sangiovese

VINEYARDS:

50-80 year old vines

SOIL:

Rich in Galestro and clay

TRAINING SYSTEM:

Guyot and Goblet

VINIFICATION:

Fermentation occurs using natural and indigenous yeasts in open top 60-gallon barriques with approximately 6 punch downs per day.

AGING:

The wine is aged in neutral French barriques for 24 months followed by 6 months in the bottle.