Seems a shame to write up copy for a wine that is going to disappear within days...or minutes. 100pts, under $100, and only 41 bottles left (at the moment of writing). This vintage shows a perfect balance of fruity freshness against elegant persistence. Rich and finessed, this is probably the greatest Testamatta this house has ever made and it’s just about gone so stop reading and get it in your cart already! Limit 3 bottles per customer.
Finely textured, with a nuanced perfume that fills the glass and takes you to the intense underbrush of Tuscany. Succulent and yet savoury, this has a lilting freshness that is overlaid with ripe berry fruits, sage and white pepper spice, and clear minerality in terms of its scraping texture that makes your mouth water on the finish. Feels light and sculpted and yet has an intensity that skewers you to the spot. This is a great wine, with scope and imagination that doesn't want to let you go. Genuinely stands out among the wines of this tasting, and these are a fine array of wines. As with Colore, Bibi Graetz selects only old vines, the youngest 50 years old from five different vineyard sites across Tuscany, all farmed organically. Fermentations in open 225l barrels with natural yeasts and manual punch downs.