Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2020 (750 ml)

  • RP: 95
  • JS: 94
  • WE: 93

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2020

This Super Tuscan wine is a true masterpiece crafted by Bibi Graetz, a passionate and creative winemaker known for his exceptional attention to detail.

The wine is characterized by a deep ruby red color and an intense bouquet of ripe blackberries, plums, and cherries with subtle notes of oak and spice.

On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and a smooth texture that leads to a long and persistent finish. The purity, minerality, and transparency of Sangiovese shine through in this wine, which is made with 100% Sangiovese grapes from old vines grown on top of hills rich in stones.

Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2020 is a true reflection of tradition and creativity, showcasing the passion and dedication of one of the most acclaimed winemakers in Tuscany. This wine is a perfect pairing for rich meat dishes or aged cheeses.

Critic Ratings

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 95:

Bibi Graetz has long been tinkering with his formula for this wine, and this vintage represents a new chapter. The 2020 Testamatta is a blend of Sangiovese from old and new vines, with a priority on cooler growing conditions (and even a few northern exposures). In the wake of climate change, and in the pursuit of elegance, Bibi is changing his approach. He also has a new vineyard property near Fiesole, and the introduction of these grapes (from a breezy, high-elevation site) are what gives Testamatta its beautiful clarity, sharpness and lifted bouquet. The new Fiesole fruit makes up about 30% to 35% of this wine. The results are vibrant, transparent and fresh both in terms of acidity and aromatic intensity. This is a wine in transformation and a wine to watch.

James Suckling Review - Rated 94:

Beautiful, fresh aromas of sour cherries, orange peel and lemon bush. Medium-bodied with firm, racy acidity and ultra-fine tannins that add brightness and energy to the wine. This is definitely following the new wave of crunchy, vivid Tuscany sangioveses, which emphasize drinkability and transparency. Lighter than past vintages. Drink now or hold.

Wine Enthusiast Review - Rated 93:

The subtle nose on this wine releases oak notes first, then cherries, soy sauce, herbs, pencil shavings and eraser, and finally a little orange peel. Graphite and soil come through on the palate alongside more cherries, orange and dried herbs. Tannins hold their shape but let the fruit speak, while acid cuts right down the tongue.

Winery Bibi Graetz
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Year 2020
Grape Varietal Sangiovese
Size 750 ML
ABV 13.5%
Wine Style Red Wine

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