2021 Bibi Graetz Scopeto Bianco
The Tuscan winery founded in 2000 by the charismatic Bibi Graetz has achieved cult status over the past twenty years. The winery has many enthusiasts with its idiosyncratic wines and artistic labels. This also includes the international wine press, which now annually awards the top wines Colore and Testamatta very high marks.
The Ansonica grapes come from the island of Isola del Giglio, located off the Tuscan coast. The soils here are poor and contain a lot of granite. The sea breeze significantly influences the climate. The grape has different names, namely Inzolia - Insolia - Ansonica The Inzolia grape is an authentic grape from the island of Sicily. It is one of the oldest Sicilian vines. Around 1600, the grape was also transferred to the Tuscan islands of Elba and Giglio. Here the grape was also planted for the production of white wines. In these regions, the grapes are more commonly known as Ansonica. The grapes are destemmed and then gently pressed (with dry ice). The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a very low temperature to preserve freshness. After blending, the wine continues to mature in stainless steel tanks.
In the glass, the Bibi Graetz Scopeto Bianco has a pale yellow color with white blossom and fennel in the nose. With some waltzes we also smell pear, lime and a light saltiness. This blissful Tuscan white wine is hearty and refreshing with mineral notes. Delicious with tagliatelle with cream and shrimps.
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
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense
|Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag