2020 Bibi Graetz Colore Case of 6 btls
This crate contains 6 bottles of Bibi Graetz Colore 2020. The 2020 vintage of the Colore has achieved 96/100 Parker Points - “Colore boasts a pretty luminous quality with dark fruit aromas and wild berry. There are hints of licorice and mint as well. Mineral flavors and bright acidity are what set Colore apart.”
The Colore is the flagship and top model Bibi Graetz and is actually a single vineyard wine as more than 90% of the grapes come from old vines (these are majestic plants from 80 to 135 years old) at high altitude in the Lamole where Bibi has five hectares. farms. The addition of Colorino to this Sangiovese-based wine has been reduced to just 5% in this 2018 vintage: “Just 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 intense aromas of cherries and raspberries which, with some time in the glass, change into flowers, roses and orange peel. This is really full and powerful with layers of ripe tannins, with beautiful length and intensity.
The Colore is a wine made with traditional Tuscan grapes sourced from some of the region's oldest and rarest vineyards. The Sangiovese represent the structure and power 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 come mainly from the Lamole vineyard (90%), with a little from Vincigliata located in Siena. Each vineyard was harvested up to 8 times and the grapes are each hand-harvested at the right point of ripeness. After the first selection in the vineyard, a second selection takes place at the winery for destemming. The berries were gently pressed at this stage and placed in open-topped barriques, with utmost care taken to keep each parcel separated. The fermentation is carried out by indigenous 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 malolactic fermentation takes place. The wine matures for 3 years before it becomes available.
Give the Bibi Graetz Colore Sangiovese time to hatch and fully open and our advice is not to open it until around 2023, although it would be a lot of fun to try the development with a Coravin . The Colore 2020 is extremely pure. Red and black cherries, strawberry, orange and mandarin. Clearly mineral too. Very deep, not heavy at all. Energetic, cleansing tannin structure. Still subdued at the moment, but very promising. The very long aftertaste betrays the long future.
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.
|Type of Wine
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|James Suckling rating
|Dry, Fruity, Powerful, Red fruit, Flexible
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag