2021 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Bianco

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Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Bibi Graetz
Vintage 2021
Grape Ansonica
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2035
Available as of Nov 22, 2022
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Perhaps one of the most beautiful Tucan white wines, but limited availability. Every year around 5000-6000 bottles are made. The 2018 Testamatta Bianco Isola del Giglio comes from an Ansonica vineyard on the island of Giglio. The 2018 vintage on the island of Giglio was quite unusual, it was very rainy and humid both in winter and spring. The significant rainfall was necessary to restore water resources in the soil. The summer was ideal, hot and dry, with occasional rain showers. The harvest was great and later than usual.

The grapes for Testamatta come from the best vineyard on the island: Serrone. Technically we can call Testamatta bianco a "single vineyard". Serrone is located in the southeastern part of the island, facing the sea at an altitude that goes from 60 to 150 meters, terrace after terrace. The vines, up to 100 years old, grow on rocky, poor and granite soils of the island. The harvest started on August 18, each Ansonica grape, picked by hand, was transported in baskets to the winery, located in the center of the island in Giglio Castello. After de-stalking and a very gentle pressing with dry ice, we left the skins behind
with the juice. After this period of maceration, the must is stood for about 48 hours at low temperature in stainless steel tanks and then moved to new 225L French oak barriques for alcoholic fermentation at 20 ° C. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months with the lees ( sur lie) without any malolactic fermentation and then bottled

Testamatta has always been identified as Bibi Graetz's image and flagship. The Testamatta Bianco, first produced in 2016, has already become a benchmark for white wines in Italy. The Testamatta Bianco has the aromas, flavors and character of the island of Giglio in a bottle: you can smell the scent of the undergrowth, the menthol of myrtle, the minerality of the soil and the elegance of the Ansonica grapes. All these aromas are perfectly combined by the tannins and the smoked bouquet of the oak.

Vineyard for 2021 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Bianco

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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Available as of Nov 22, 2022
Type of Wine White
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Bibi Graetz
Grape Ansonica
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2035
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 96
James Suckling rating 98
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tense, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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