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Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco Toscana 2010

Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco Toscana 750ML 2010     
Sku: 11093

Bibi Graetz founded his winery in 2000 on the grounds of his family’s home, Castello di Vincigliata. Located in the hills of Fiesole just north of Florence, the Castello is surrounded by 7.4 acres of vines that were planted by Bibi’s parents in 1971. A graduate of the Academia dell’Arte in Florence, this artist-turned-winemaker began producing classic Tuscan varietals in the 1990s when the family’s vineyard contracts began to expire. In collaboration with consulting winemaker Alberto Antonini, Bibi produced his first vintage in 2000 and the wines quickly gained critical acclaim. In 2006, Wine Specator named Testamatta as its top wine in Tuscany and named it, “One of Tuscany’s true cult wines. Bibi’s affinity for old vines, particularly indigenous grape varietals such as Sangiovese, Ansonica, Colorino and Colore is almost as well known as his colorful and often provocative wine names and labels. Sourcing old vine fruit grown from vineyards in Fiesole and the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast, Bibi’s winemaking philosophy revolves around sincerity of expression. The wines are handcrafted, honest statements of terroir, tradition and varietal. Since 2004, Bibi has made the wine himself and is equally hands-on in the vineyard. He keeps grapes yields to a minimum, which means that the fruit which is left on the vine contains a balanced concentration of flavors and polyphenolic compounds. For his Sangiovese, he ferments the wine in small open-top wood vats, pigeage is done by hand, and the finished wine matures in French oak barrels.

Tasting notes
Fresh nectarine, apple and lemon, with basil and pine nut aromas.

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Jun 2012)
The 2010 Casamatta Bianco wraps around the palate with generous white peaches, mint and jasmine. This soft, textured white is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014.

Technical notes
(90% Vermentino/10% Moscato Bianco). Sourced from vineyards planted in the hills north of Florence, near the town of Fiesole, the grapes were fermented and aged in stainless steel.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Vermentino
Type: Still wine
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