2018 Bibi Graetz Toscana Testamatta (750ml)

2018 Bibi Graetz Toscana Testamatta (750ml)

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The Testamatta ("Hothead") is the flagship wine of winemaker and artist, Bibi Graetz. Graetz is one of Tuscany's great producers who makes his wine out of his estate in Vincigliata (north of Florence). He refuses to use "international" varietals in his wines and uses 100% Sangiovese in the Testamatta. 

"Finely textured, with a nuanced perfume that fills the glass and takes you to the intense underbrush of Tuscany. Succulent and yet savoury, this has a lilting freshness that is overlaid with ripe berry fruits, sage and white pepper spice, and clear minerality in terms of its scraping texture that makes your mouth water on the finish. Feels light and sculpted and yet has an intensity that skewers you to the spot. This is a great wine, with scope and imagination that doesn't want to let you go. Genuinely stands out among the wines of this tasting, and these are a fine array of wines. As with Colore, Bibi Graetz selects only old vines, the youngest 50 years old from five different vineyard sites across Tuscany, all farmed organically. Fermentations in open 225l barrels with natural yeasts and manual punch downs." 100 points - Jane Anson (Decanter, Sep 2020)

"Very subtle aromas of cherries, bark, black truffles and flowers. Hints of crushed stones. It’s full-bodied, yet very tight and solid with a very tight, minerally structure. Very long and intense. Racy and bright at the end. Powerful, orange-peel and citrus-fruit undertones. Salty and minerally. This needs time to develop in the bottle. Extremely structured. A wine not to touch until after 2023." 97 points - James Suckling (21 Jul 2020)