Bibi Graetz, Testamatta, Tuscany, Italy

Bibi Graetz, Testamatta, Tuscany, Italy

₫6,730,000Price

"Testamatta" is the best word to describe Bibi Graetz: a positive, creative and passionate person. Testamatta wine expresses the purity, minerality and transparency of Sangiovese from old vineyards on the top of the hills characterized by soils rich of stones.

Siena, Lamole, Vincigliata, Londa and Montefili vineyards
100% Sangiovese
35-50 years old vines
Medium mixture soil rich of galestro and clay
Goblet and Guyot
Natural fermentation in open top barrels
6-8 manual punch-down per day
30 months of aging

“Finely textured, with a nuanced perfume that fills the glass and takes you to the intense underbrush of Tuscany. Succulent and yet savoury, this has a lilting freshness that is overlaid with ripe berry fruits, sage and white pepper spice, and clear minerality in terms of its scraping texture that makes your mouth water on the finish. Feels light and sculpted and yet has an intensity that skewers you to the spot. This is a great wine, with scope and imagination that doesn't want to let you go. Genuinely stands out among the wines of this tasting, and these are a fine array of wines. As with Colore, Bibi Graetz selects only old vines, the youngest 50 years old from five different vineyard sites across Tuscany, all farmed organically. Fermentations in open 225l barrels with natural yeasts and manual punch downs.” Drinking Window 2024 – 2045 - 100 points, Decanter, Jane Anson 27th Aug 2020

Very subtle aromas of cherries, bark, black truffles and flowers. Hints of crushed stones. It’s full-bodied, yet very tight and solid with a very tight, minerally structure. Very long and intense. Racy and bright at the end. Powerful, orange-peel and citrus-fruit undertones. Salty and minerally. This needs time to develop in the bottle. Extremely structured. A wine not to touch until after 2023. - 97 points, James Suckling, 24th Aug 2020

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