2011 Bibi Graetz Testamatta IGT
Sangiovese - 750ML
  • JS 98
  • WS 92

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Reg: $129.94

$119.94

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, October 2014
This smells like great Burgundy with strawberry, flowers and hints of incense. Full body with wonderful, ultra-refined tannins and amazing depth and length. So layered and so fine. It goes on for minutes. Magical red... This smells like great Burgundy with strawberry, flowers and hints of incense. Full body with wonderful, ultra-refined tannins and amazing depth and length. So layered and so fine. It goes on for minutes. Magical red. Better in 2017.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, May 2015
An incisive, yet firm and tightly wound style, with ample black cherry, leather, tar and briar flavors. The tannins are beefy and the acidity lively, imparting length and focus. Needs some time. Sangiovese. Best... An incisive, yet firm and tightly wound style, with ample black cherry, leather, tar and briar flavors. The tannins are beefy and the acidity lively, imparting length and focus. Needs some time. Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2025. — B.S.
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, August 2015
This 100% sangiovese is striking, with strawberry, candied cherry and fresh flowers complemented by roasted spices and orange peel on the nose. The palate is equally interesting with velvety tannins and big acidity... This 100% sangiovese is striking, with strawberry, candied cherry and fresh flowers complemented by roasted spices and orange peel on the nose. The palate is equally interesting with velvety tannins and big acidity, transitioning into fresh flavors of red and black fruit, spice box and fresh tobacco. The finish comes in like a ton of bricks and stays with you for well over a minute. Tasty now with some air, but should prove even better after 2020. Enjoy this for 20 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

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.