2015 Bibi Graetz 'Testamatta' IGT
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $79.94 (was: $89.94)
From one of Tuscany’s most singular cult winemakers, Bibi Graetz, comes the soon to be legendary 2015 ‘Testamatta.’ This is a “stunning” 99-point effort from iconic Tuscan artist/winemaker Bibi Graetz who has helped redefine the modern super-Tuscan by crafting IGT wines of tremendous distinction in his home town of Fiesole. Graetz’ artistic sensibility is evident in his labels, which he designed, and in his “off the grid” winemaking approach (Wine Advocate) utilizing low-tech methods. The result is a luxurious ‘Testamatta’ with pure Sangiovese character and tremendous “tension and texture.” James Suckling's #5 Italian wine of the year (out of 3500 tasted), we urge fans of premium Tuscan Rosso to contact us ASAP as we are offering this luxurious 2015 for only $79.94, and have only a few cases remaining.
Existing outside of the traditional DOCs, Graetz’s Tuscan Rossos have shaken up the wine scene considerably since he started in 2000. With no formal training, Graetz began crafting wines from his family’s ancestral castle, the Castello di Vincigliata, and its five acres of vines. Focusing on creating singular wines with their own identities separate from the traditional Brunello/Chianti DOCs or the Super Tuscans, Graetz has indisputably made some of the most distinctive wines in Tuscany. He is now considered “one of Italy's finest growers" per Antonio Galloni, and for the 2015 Testamatta, Suckling declared it “the best Testamatta ever made.” This is an absolute pleasure to drink now, full of the “child-like joy” (Galloni) that Graetz is known for, but with its balance it will age gracefully. Cheers!