2021 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Pre-Arrival Offer
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2021 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Pre-Arrival Offer

Tuscany, ITALY
$155. 00
$1860.00 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2031-2033)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Red to dark red core with black shaded edges and a red hue. Fragrant red currant and red liquorice scents drift through the olfactory senses infused with graphite like notes. Fresh herbs, subtle tobacco and spicy cedar aromas are also evident. Refined and elegant yet intense in its flavour, the mid weighted palate has an electric current of red currant and red liquorice fruits flowing across it. Red cherries, infusions of fresh herbs, a crushed rock like minerality and spicy tobacco the back drop. Muscular yet integrated tannins and energetic acidity provide great definition and focus. Long, fresh, crunchy red fruited conclusion.
Cellar 8-10 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews....
Fabulous aromas of strawberries, orange zest and orange blossom. So pure on the nose. Very perfumed. Medium-bodied with intense linear tannins that are ultra-fine in texture. It's fresh and salty with a brightness and focus. Minerally and crisp. pH is 3.4 highlighting the strength of the acidity. Crunchy. Salty. So delicious now but this will age incredibly well.
98 points

The 2021 Testamatta is Sangiovese sourced from various hilltop vineyards spanning different cool microclimates. The ideal is to underline the transparency and fragility of the variety. Fruit from the Olmo Vineyard plays a big role and “gives a strong imprint to this wine,” Bibi says. Testamatta offers fresh aromas of violet, rose, forest green and candied orange peel. Bibi says 2021 was generally warmer than 2020, but all three vintages—2020, 2021 and 2022—are considered hot. He is upbeat regarding 2023 thanks to all the rain. Testamatta shows an earthy note that gives this wine (with 120,000 bottles made) a slightly more accessible personality. The tannins are lightly managed and the oak framing is down to an elegant minimum. Bibi buys 1% new oak each year, and his oldest barrels date back to 2003. He does not pull leaves, and he employs methods that do not concentrate his fruit so he can safeguard the typicity of Sangiovese. Winemaking is as natural as possible. The beautiful results are classic and bright. He strives to keep alcohol contents below 13%. Drink 2024-2045.
96 points
Monica Larner – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

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  1. There is no minimum order unless stated.

  2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.

  3. Payment is due at the time of ordering to secure stocks.

  4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in May 2024.

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