2014 Bibi Graetz Soffocone di Vincigliata IGT


Price: $74.95 + refundable bottle deposit and handling fee
Varietal: Sangiovese
Brand: Testamatta, Bibi Graetz
LCBO Product #: 374644
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Region: Tuscany, Italy
Category: Regular Consignment
Bottles Per Case: 6
Bottle Size: 750ml

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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

Hints of coffee, leather, and wild berries on the nose with a velvety, silky texture on the palate. The wine has very elegant tannins with a long and persistent finish. Pair with rare steaks, wild boar and roasted game bird dishes. varietiesA silky and refined red with plum, berry and cherry character. Medium body and a fresh finish. Shows finesse and beauty. Lively acidity. Best ever. All the Testamatta and Colore is declassified into this. Wow. Drink or hold. Rated 94pts Jame Suckling
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