Bibi Graetz "Testamatta" Toscana Rosso 2020

Bibi Graetz "Testamatta" Toscana Rosso 2020

95 POINTS: Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 POINTS: James Suckling
94 POINTS: Eric Guido, Vinous

50 old vines & Organic viticulture. A selection of parcels of Siena, Lamole , Vincigliata, Londa , Montefili vineyards
100% Sangiovese, Soil, galestro and clay
Training System, Goblet and Guyot
Natural fermentation in open top barriques and casks and concrete
16 months in barriques and 6 months in bottle

"Bibi Graetz has long been tinkering with his formula for this wine, and this vintage represents a new chapter. The 2020 Testamatta is a blend of Sangiovese from old and new vines, with a priority on cooler growing conditions (and even a few northern exposures). In the wake of climate change, and in the pursuit of elegance, Bibi is changing his approach. He also has a new vineyard property near Fiesole, and the introduction of these grapes (from a breezy, high-elevation site) are what gives Testamatta its beautiful clarity, sharpness and lifted bouquet. The new Fiesole fruit makes up about 30% to 35% of this wine. The results are vibrant, transparent and fresh both in terms of acidity and aromatic intensity. This is a wine in transformation and a wine to watch."
 — Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

“Dusty, floral and lifted with flinty crushed stone, peppery herbs and tart raspberry, the 2020 Rosso Testamatta makes itself known in the glass. This is finessed and pure in style, combining bright acidity and minerals with wild strawberry fruit, all carried across seamlessly silky textures. While structured, the 2020 leaves the palate completely refreshed as a web of fine-grained tannins frames pretty rose and sweet spice nuances. What a darling. I expect that bottle age will bring more flesh to the palate, but even without it, the 2020 Testamatta, a varietal Sangiovese, is gorgeous.”
 — Eric Guido, Vinous

"Beautiful, fresh aromas of sour cherries, orange peel and lemon bush. Medium-bodied with firm, racy acidity and ultra-fine tannins that add brightness and energy to the wine. This is definitely following the new wave of crunchy, vivid Tuscany Sangioveses, which emphasize drinkability and transparency. Lighter than past vintages. Drink now or hold."
 — James Suckling

ABV: 14%

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By the bottle $159.99