Bibi Graetz 2019 Testamatta Toscana

Bibi Graetz 2019 Testamatta Toscana

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Blend: 100% Sangiovese



Testamatta 2019, a creation by the visionary Bibi Graetz, is a wine that embodies the essence of Sangiovese in its purest form. The name "Testamatta," meaning "crazy-head" in Italian, reflects the creativity, passion, and positivity that define its maker. This Supertuscan marvel is a testament to the marriage of tradition and innovation, showcasing the unique character of Sangiovese from ancient vines perched on hilltops adorned with stone-rich soils. A radiant ruby color greets the eye, setting the stage for a journey of elegance and complexity. On the nose, the wine evokes a symphony of aromas, expressing a remarkable purity and transparency. Notes of red berries, wildflowers, and a delicate touch of minerality create an inviting bouquet. As the wine dances across the palate, it reveals a harmonious balance, an embodiment of Bibi Graetz's 20-year pursuit of excellence. Layers upon layers of flavors unfold, showcasing the depth and complexity that make Testamatta 2019 a true milestone. The finish is nothing short of captivating, leaving a lasting impression of finesse and sophistication. This is Sangiovese at its finest, an homage to tradition while reaching new heights of creativity and quality.

Robert Parker - 94 Points

"A pure expression of Sangiovese, the Bibi Graetz 2019 Testamatta is a wine in constant evolution. Bibi has added 17 more hectares of vineyard to the program, with 12 hectares in Fiesole (north of Florence) and 5 hectares in San Donato in Colle (south of Florence) with 70-year-old vines. The base of the wine sees fruit from old vines planted in the 1950s in the cool-climate Lamole subzone of Chianti Classico. These new terroirs bring a lot more aromatic nuance and complexity to the wine with perfumed blue flower, candied orange peel, wet earth and plumy black fruit. White Alberese soils add a strong chalky mineral signature to the finish of this elegantly streamlined and linear Tuscan red."