2013 bibi graetz, testamatta, toscana
Why We're Buying
If you know Bibi Graetz for one reason, it's Testamatta. The Chianti blend, which translates to "crazy head," is an apt reflection of Tuscany and its owner. The original, genre-bending and critically acclaimed wine and owner duo deserve the attention of any wine investor.
A ripe style, delivering black cherry, plum, spice, tobacco and char flavors. Dense and firm, remaining fresh and long in the end. Needs to shed a little oak. Sangiovese.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bibi Graetz applies his unique winemaking philosophy to a can-do-no-wrong vintage. The 2013 Testamatta (100% Sangiovese) opens to a deep and dark ruby color and smoky aromas of cigar ash, crushed stone, licorice, grilled herb and dried cassis. Make no mistake: This is one of the most original and off-the-radar expressions of Sangiovese you will ever taste. There is managed rusticity here that matches the imperfection and the undeniable beauty of the artwork that graces its label. Those bright blue and yellow brush strokes offer major contrast, yet together they reach harmony. That seems to be the overriding message of this wine that is otherwise loaded with personality and charm.
Very aromatic and exciting with citrus rind, plums, cedar and rose petals. Full body, fine and silky tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Love the persistence and intensity. Salty undertone at the end.