2018 Bibi Graetz Testamatta

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Bibi Graetz
Vintage 2018
Grape Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2040
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The Testamatta comes from vineyards of very old vines spread across the various vineyards cultivated by Bibi Graetz in both the provinces of Siena and Firenze in Tuscany. The vineyard(s) are actually small postage stamp plots with vines dating back 80 years or more, and each plot represents enological properties that have been specifically selected for its individual character or uniqueness. After manual picking and fermentation, the sangiovese matures in French oak barriques for a period of 30 months, after which the wine is bottled and undergoes a further bottle aging of at least 6 months in the cellars of Bibi Graetz. In the glass, the wine has a deep ruby red color with an intense and complex bouquet of scents, blueberries, cherries, violets, juniper berries, rosemary, cloves and cocoa on the nose. The taste is elegant, with great finesse and complexity. The wine is powerful, full of fruit with velvety tannins. The finish is soft, intense and very long lasting.

94/100 Parker & 97/100 Suckling

Vineyard for 2018 Bibi Graetz Testamatta

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 Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
James Suckling rating 97
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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