2021 Bibi Graetz Testamatta
- Producer: Bibi Graetz
- Varietal: Red Blend
- Region: Italy
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2021
Style GuideLight Intense
Bibi Graetz, the sangiovese in all its glory In two decades since his first vintage release, Bibi Graetz has become one of the brightest lights in Tuscan winemaking. This is primarily thanks to the superb quality of his pure sangiovese. Bibi Graetz draws on old vines, which give his best reds depth and soul. Red grapes are cultivated on the hillsides above Florence and sourced from prime sites in the Chianti Classico region, such as Montefili and Lamole. "Testamatta” – “crazy-head” in Italian - is the best word to describe Bibi Graetz: a positive, creative and passionate person. Testamatta wine expresses the purity, minerality and transparency of Sangiovese from old vines on the top of the hills characterized by soils rich of stones. A Supertoscan made with 100% Sangiovese, result of the combination of tradition and creativity. The 2021 vintage Weather conditions The 2021 vintage will be remembered in Tuscany as a powerful one. Concentration, so the grapes were smaller beautiful, airy. It’s kind of a mix between 2015 and 2020. Where you have on one side the character that we have been developing in the last years, this freshness that is really dominant and on the other side you have the opulence, generosity, a kind of “flesh-ness” in the wine. The season started with a mild and rainy winter. After some cooler temperatures in April, spring continued amicably as May brought enough rain to allow the water supply. Moreover, high temperatures and dry weather conditions in August helped the phenolic ripeness. The vines set a beautiful crop assisted by some rainfalls and cooler temperatures in September. Tasting notes “2021, it’s a hit! The right word to describe Testamatta I think is “fleshy”. I say “flesh-ness” because there is a combination of fatness, transparency and freshness. It’s like when you take a steak of Kobe beef, you cut it and you put it on the fire...and it just melts. This beautiful fat, which is the most amazing thing in the world, combined with the transparency and the freshness of the red fruits. This combination in Testamatta is really magical.” Bibi Graetz
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