2020 Bibi Graetz 'Testamatta' Tuscany

$109.95

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 Super Tuscan made with 100% Sangiovese, result of the combination of tradition and creativity.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Winemaker:
Bibi Graetz
Vintage:
2020
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
Old barriques and 50hl casks
Appellation:
Tuscany
Vineyard:
Vincigliata, Olmo, Londa, Lamole, Montefili and Siena
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sangiovese
Alcohol %:
13.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1053885
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA95

Wine Advocate

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.

JS94

James Suckling

Beautiful, fresh aromas of sour cherries, orange peel and lemon bush. Medium-bodied with firm, racy acidity and ultra-fine tannins that add brightness and energy to the wine. This is definitely following the new wave of crunchy, vivid Tuscany sangioveses, which emphasize drinkability and transparency. Lighter than past vintages. Drink now or hold.