2009 Bibi Graetz Testamatta IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML

  • JS 96
  • WS 92
  • WE 92
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

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Reg: $134.99

$114.40

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JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Soft and almost oily in texture with cedar chocolate orange and spices. Very Burgundian. From a top year. But intense and Tuscan. Long and gorgeous. Voluptuous. Decadent and sexy.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
Pure and fruity exhibiting cherry jam and raspberry flavors with a rosemary accent. Stays fresh and juicy through the finish where given some air the tannins are well-integrated. Best from 2013 through 2023. -BS
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Testamatta is an iconic Italian wine that opens with deep concentration and richness backed by luscious fruit and sophisticated spice. The 2009 vintage is especially successful in the mouth where it shows impressive... Testamatta is an iconic Italian wine that opens with deep concentration and richness backed by luscious fruit and sophisticated spice. The 2009 vintage is especially successful in the mouth where it shows impressive smoothness freshness and persistence. - M.L.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Deep red with ruby highlights. Reticent aromas of raspberry red cherry and chocolate. Then large-scaled fat and chunky on the palate with highly concentrated red fruit and herbal flavors showing creamy depth and... Deep red with ruby highlights. Reticent aromas of raspberry red cherry and chocolate. Then large-scaled fat and chunky on the palate with highly concentrated red fruit and herbal flavors showing creamy depth and noteworthy persistence. This rather powerful wine stains the palate on the long ripely tannic finish. I would have liked a bit more finesse but many drinkers will love this.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
The 2009 Testamatta possesses remarkable depth and power along with tons of textural elegance. There is plenty of Sangiovese character in the dusty red cherries flowers licorice and tobacco. The wine's color and forward... The 2009 Testamatta possesses remarkable depth and power along with tons of textural elegance. There is plenty of Sangiovese character in the dusty red cherries flowers licorice and tobacco. The wine's color and forward bouquet suggest it is on a relatively fast path of evolution. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. -Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2009

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The vineyards for Testamatta are more than 35 years old, located in the Tuscan hills outside of Fiesole, overlooking the city of Florence. The wine is made from 100% Sangiovese planted on clay and galestro soil. The grapes are fermented in open top barriques of 225 liters with 6 to 8 manual punch-downs per day, and aged in French barriques for 18 months followed by 6 months in the bottle.

Winery

Bibi Graetz

Bibi Graetz started taking an interest in his family’s vineyards in the mid-1990s and finally took over with his first vintage in 2000. Before then, wine production was primarily for family consumption using farmers’ traditional methods. Graetz became so fascinated by winemaking that he started scouting around for small plots of old vineyards. Today, he has acquired more than 20. He loves working with old traditional varieties because he feels that they represent the best expression of Tuscan wines.

Always hand picked, Bibi Graetz’ red wine may include Sangiovese, Colorino, and Canaiolo, with small portions of Black Moscato and Malvasia. The white wine, called Bugia, is made with the Anzonaca grape which was cultivated for centuries on the Island of Giglio in the Tuscan archipelago.