2020 Testamatta, Bibi Graetz, Tuscany

2020 Testamatta, Bibi Graetz, Tuscany

A delicious, fragrant expression of Sangiovese full of wild strawberry, and savoury-tinged plums. There's plenty of musky, aromatic spice and a long refreshing finish. This is ethereal and light on its feet, you can see why Bibi Graetz has such a cult following.

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Case, 6 Bottles
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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Italy
  • Grape
    Sangiovese/Brunello
  • Maturity
    Ready 2023 - 2035info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    IGT - Indicazione Geografica Tipica

Tasting notes

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, Wine Advocate, Issue #261 (June 2022)
95/100

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