Testamatta IGT Toscano Rosso 2015


Price: $179.95 + refundable bottle deposit and handling fee
Varietal: Sangiovese
Brand: Testamatta
LCBO Product #: 560135
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Region: Tuscany, Italy
Category: Regular Consignment
Bottles Per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml

Availability

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Background

Considered one of Italy's most ingenious winemakers, Bibi Graetz has risen from artist to cult winemaker since the release of his first wines back in 2000. Without any formal training and with initially only a small 2 hectare vineyard on his parents' property overlooking Florence, he has managed to unceremoniously gatecrash the staid Tuscan wine scene and, in Testamatta, create one of Italy's great cult wines. Born and raised in Italy, Bibi makes his wine in his family home, Castello di Vincigliata, a castle in Fiesole. The lack of a traditional Tuscan Estate has freed him to search out parcels of old vines around Tuscany- and even the Isola di Giglio - which are the basis for his concentrated, yet elegant wines. Now rated in the top 12 collectable Tuscan producers, Bibi's wines have gone from strength to strength over the past decade. Using organic cultivation methods and resisting the trend of planting Cabernet and Merlot, these wines are the ultimate expression of indigenous grape

Tasting Notes

100% Sangiovese. Fermentation takes place in open top barriques of 225 liters with 6-8 manual punch-downs per day. The wine is aged in french barriques for 18 months followed by 6 months in the bottle.

"A stunning wine. This is the best Testamatta ever made. Fascinating aromas of red fruits, tea, bark and wet soil as well as fresh leather. Full body, silky tannins and a juicy finish. I love the tension and texture of this great red. So gorgeous to taste now but better in 2021."
James Suckling - 99 points.
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