2018 Bibi Graetz Colore

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Bibi Graetz
Vintage 2018
Grape Colorino Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2042
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The Colore is the flagship and top model Bibi Graetz and is in fact a single vineyard wine as more than 90% of the grapes come from old vines (these are majestic plants of 80 to 135 years old) at a high altitude in the Lamole where Bibi five hectares farms. The addition of Colorino to this Sangiovese-based wine has been reduced to just 5% in this 2018 vintage: "Like a touch of lipstick, it gives the extra touch," says Bibi. The Colore is a wine with structure and backbone with intense red berries, red cherry, ferruginous earth, crushed flowers and some of the fragrant herbs. What an intense aroma of cherries and raspberries which, with time in the glass, change into flowers, roses and orange peel. This is really full bodied and powerful with layers of ripe tannins with wonderful length and intensity.

The Colore is a wine made with traditional Tuscan grapes sourced from some of the oldest and rarest vineyards in the region. The Sangiovese represent the structure and strength of the wine and the Colorino grape gives velvety tannins. Only the best few barrels of the entire production become Colore. The grapes used for Colore mainly come from the Lamole vineyard (90%).
with a little bit out of Vincigliata located in Siena. Each vineyard has been harvested up to 8 times and the grapes are all harvested by hand at the correct ripeness point. After the first selection in the vineyard, a second selection takes place at the winery for de-stemming. The berries at this stage were gently pressed and placed in open-topped barriques, with great care being taken to keep each plot separate. The fermentation is carried out by native natural yeasts (i.e. the yeasts on the grape) with 6 to 8 manual puchdowns per day, without temperature control for 2 weeks with 1 additional week of maceration on the skins. After fermentation, the wine is moved to new barriques, where the malolactic fermentation takes place. The wine matures for 3 years before it becomes available.

Give this wine time to mature and open fully and our advice is not to open it until around 2022, although it is very nice to try the development with a Coravin . The 2018 vintage has received very high ratings 97/100 Parker and 99/100 Suckling

Vineyard for 2018 Bibi Graetz Colore

The Bibi Greatz winery was founded in 2000 in the town of Fiesole in Tuscany. Bibi Graetz is considered one of the most talented winemakers in Tuscany. His father is Israeli and his mother Norwegian, but he was born and raised in Florence. He lives in part of the beautiful old castle with his Norwegian wife and 4 children.

More information about Bibi Greatz

Bibi comes from a family of artists, until he himself decided to take a different path and left the winemaker profession behind. He bought an 8 hectare vineyard with 60 year old vines. Today Graetz is one of the biggest names in Tuscany. The labels on the bottles show that Bibi Graetz comes from an artistic family, as he painted the images on the labels himself. The wines are rare and limited. Testamatta production from just 10,000 bottles per year.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Bibi Graetz
Grape Colorino, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2042
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 97
James Suckling rating 99
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Powerful, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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