Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana 2018
Bibi Graetz "Testamatta" Toscana 2015 is a Super Tuscan Rosso you have to get your hands on. From the iconic Tuscan artist/winemaker Bibi Graetz, comes a stunning wine you can consider the pinnacle expression of Sangiovese.
“Testamatta” literally means “crazy head”, but figuratively signifies one with a thirst for life. It is the perfect name for Bibi's flagship wine, the result of a combination of tradition and creativity – of strong personality and distinctive style.
Fun Fact: Bibi Graetz paints and designs each of his wine labels!
Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Sangiovese, from Tuscany, Italy. The grapes of Testamatta were selected from the best 6 vineyards of the winery: Vincigliata, Olmo, Londa, Lamole, Montefili and Siena.
Taste Profile: 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 Supertuscan made with 100% Sangiovese, result of the combination of tradition and creativity
Ruby colour in glass. Bold and rich, with a firm structure. Intense aromas of cherry and prune fruits, violet florals, and layers of tobacco, leather, chocolate and coffee spice. The aromas follow through to the palate, creating a complex spiced maraschino cherry character pairing with well-integrated oak. Smooth mouthfeel with a fantastic balance of silky tannins and juicy acidity. Closes with a distinctive tasty and lingering finish.
Winemaking Process: Each vineyard, divided in parcels, is harvested up to 8 times, making sure all the grapes are picked at the perfect ripening point. The hand-picked grapes, selected in the vineyards firstly and later for the second time at the winery, are destemmed and then softly pressed. The fermentations are conducted by natural and indigenous yeasts, in open top barriques (225L) for the smaller parcels of the vineyards and in 50hl cask or stainless steel tanks for the larger plots, with 6 manual punch-down and pump-over per day. After 7-10 days of maceration, the different parcels are moved into old barriques and 50hl casks for 20 months.