Bibi Graetz 'Testamatta', Tuscany IGT, 2016, 150cl

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Product description

Land: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Appellation: Tuscany IGT

Årgang: 2016

Producent: Bibi Graetz

Klassificering: Tuscany IGT

Volume (cl): 150

Kassestørrelse: 1

Type: Red

96 /100 points

This wine will be released in March 2019. The 2016 Testamatta represents a blend of fruit from old vines spread across the various vineyard holdings farmed by Bibi Graetz in both the Siena and Firenze provinces of Tuscany. These holdings include plots in Vincigliata (home base to Bibi Graetz and his family just outside of Florence), Lamole, Londa, Montefili and Siena. Many of the vines used here are 80 years old or more, and each site represents a cultural and enological heritage that was specifically selected for its individual character or uniqueness. There is an unescapable metaphor in the many primary colors that blend or bleed into each other to form a single piece of art that is depicted on the front label of this handsome bottle. Testamatta reaches impeccable harmony in similar fashion. I tasted this wine on three separate occasions and was blown away each time. There is a seductively wild side to the wine that comes forth with chiseled intensity. Dark fruit, spice, tar, licorice and toasted spice make for a beautifully elegant bouquet. The mouthfeel remains mid-weight in approach, with polished tannins and a tightly knit texture that should relax and grow in volume as the wine evolves in the bottle. Some 60,000 bottles were made.

- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

About this wine

Tuscany

Tuscany, the picturesque wine region in central Italy, is known for its beautiful landscapes, historic cities and, not least, excellent wines. This area, which includes cities such as Florence and Siena, has a winemaking tradition that dates back to antiquity. Tuscany is famous for its robust red wines, especially those made from the Sangiovese grape, which thrives in the sunny climate and varied soils.

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