• "Le Cicale di Vincigliata" Chianti DOCG 2019

      “Le Cicale di Vincigliata” Chianti DOCG 2019

      Le Cicale di Vincigliata is a concentrated Chianti with a fine bouquet of black cherries, spices, mint, liquorice and rock rubble. On the palate, it is equally deep and rich. Pure and long it shows its good quality. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09953119 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • "Casamatta" Bianco Toscana IGT 2018

      “Casamatta” Bianco Toscana IGT 2018

      With the Casamatta Bianco, Bibi Graetz has created a simple (in the sense of simply delicious) and at the same time exciting cuvée of Vermentino and Moscato. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Vermentino, 10% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09950218 · 0,75 l · 13,32 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €9,99 €
    • "Casamatta" Rosato Toscana IGT 2018

      “Casamatta” Rosato Toscana IGT 2018

      Fresh fruity Rosato with unmistakable Sangiovese nose and the character of the grape variety. Intense nose of small red fruits. Fresh and pure, with a mineral finish and a refreshing acid reader. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a delicious rosé from sangiovese with strawberry and cherry character. Medium to full body, dense fruit in the center palate and a fresh finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09953218 · 0,75 l · 13,32 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €9,99 €
    • "Casamatta" Bianco Toscana IGT 2019

      “Casamatta” Bianco Toscana IGT 2019

      Fresh, crisp white from the southern coast of Tuscany. As always with Bibi Graetz, nothing is normal, everything is extraordinary. So he adds a little Ansonica to the cuvée from Trebbiano and Vermentino, a grape variety that is extremely rare in Tuscany, but otherwise rather located in Sicily. The result is a wonderfully tangy wine in the glass, which reveals not only citrus aromas on the nose but also hints of white fruits and delicate flowers. On the palate again this sea freshness with a fine herbal, salty note, which makes it piquant and - just extraordinary. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Vermentino, 10% Moscato
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,68 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,32 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09950219 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      11,90 €
    • "Casamatta" Rosato Toscana IGT 2019

      “Casamatta” Rosato Toscana IGT 2019

      Fresh and fruity Rosato with an unmistakable Sangiovese nose and the character of the grape variety. Intense nose of small red fruits. Fresh and pure, with a mineral finish and a refreshing acid wire. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: screw cap
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09953219 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Bollamatta" Vino Spumante Rosé Brut (BIO)

      “Bollamatta” Vino Spumante Rosé Brut (BIO)

      Originally produced for fun in small editions, today Bollamatta is a serious sparkling wine that gives us as much fun as Bibi. Delicate pink, with a bouquet of small wild berries and a delicate almond note. This very rare spumante from 100% Sangiovese is light-hearted, makes good mood and should not be missing at any exuberant celebration. SUPERIORE.DE

      "To Bibi Graetz, the NV Bollamatta is all about fun. The wine is crazy fun to make (he tells me) and crazy fun to drink (I can confirm). Made in the Charmat method, this cheerful Italian sparkler is 100% Sangiovese. It opens to a pale pink color and delivers large, round bubbles that are tonic and sharp. The bouquet reveals wild berry, citrus and raw almond. The wine is extremely refreshing, and those prominent bubbles serve to brighten and liven up the palate. This wine follows in the footsteps of one of Italy's most irresistible and successful wine trends: the everyday sparkling wine." Robert Parker

      "This slightly off-dry sparkling rosé, made from sangiovese, is really fun with pretty orange and strawberry character. Medium body. Crisp finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-015
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09953100 · 0,75 l · 25,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,90 €
    • "Soffocone di Vincigliata" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      “Soffocone di Vincigliata” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      Soffocone di Vincigliata from the hand of maestro Bibi Graetz is a special expression of Sangiovese, pure and of radiant quality. Subtle aromas of wild berries, cherries, liquorice and a touch of lavender. Dense and with fine-grained tannin on the palate. Very elegant, accessible and sophisticated. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Food Recommendations: straccetti with arugula
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09952617 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      29,90 €
    • "Bugia" Bianco Toscana IGT 2018

      “Bugia” Bianco Toscana IGT 2018

      Unique white from the dignified Ansonica, which thrives on the Isola del Giglio directly on the Tuscan coast. It is soft and generous in the glass, perfumed by the sweet fruit scent, with remarkable finesse and silky polished tannins Bugia caresses the palate. Fabulously beautiful. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Ansonica
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 10 months cement tank/5% in barrique
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09950118 · 0,75 l · 53,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      39,90 €
    • "Testamatta" Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      “Testamatta” Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      Bright ruby. Testamatta convinces with its wonderfully fine scent of cherries, dark berries and chocolate. Radiant, wide and with depth on the palate, firm yet velvety tannins and a long final with spicy notes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A beautiful nose, a purity of red fruits and tea leaf. The fruit is extremely well extracted – soft and sublimely fine tannins. This feels like a wine that is brimming with vivacity and life – red fruits that have such elegance and refinement." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2016 Testamatta represents a blend of fruit from old vines spread across the various vineyard holdings farmed by Bibi Graetz in both the Siena and Firenze provinces of Tuscany. These holdings include plots in Vincigliata (home base to Bibi Graetz and his family just outside of Florence), Lamole, Londa, Montefili and Siena. Many of the vines used here are 80 years old or more, and each site represents a cultural and enological patrimony that was specifically selected for its individual character or uniqueness. There is an unescapable metaphor in the many primary colors that blend or bleed into each other to form a single piece of art that is depicted on the front label of this handsome bottle. Testamatta reaches impeccable harmony in similar fashion. I tasted this wine on three separate occasions and was blown away each time. There is a seductively wild side to the wine that comes forth with chiseled intensity. Dark fruit, spice, tar, licorice and toasted spice make for a beautifully elegant bouquet. The mouthfeel remains mid-weight in approach, with polished tannins and a tightly knit texture that should relax and grow in volume as the wine evolves in the bottle." Robert Parker

      "A very beautiful and thoughtful Testamatta with aromas of earth, terra cotta, black tea, and lavender. Full-bodied, very layered and extremely polished with superb, soft tannins. Racy and very long. Muscular and formed but very, very balanced. Gorgeous richness and depth. Shows balance and wonder." James Suckling

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Jancis Robinson:18 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09952116 · 0,75 l · 129,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      96,90 €
    • "Testamatta" Bianco Toscana IGT 2018

      “Testamatta” Bianco Toscana IGT 2018

      Testamatta means something like "crazy in the head" and this name hits the mark. When you know the mad obsession Bibi Graetz on the island of Giglio has with viticulture, you no longer need to wonder about the terrific and personalised results that Bibi has been bringing to the bottle for years. This was preceded by several years of experimentation, research and a lot of hard work, until finally the best of the over 100-year-old Ansonica vines of the rocky single vineyard Serrone were identified.

      The harvest, which is spread out over time, is done exclusively by hand and each grape is meticulously selected for quality and ripeness, which then finds its way to the wine cellar on the island. After destemming and soft pressing under dry ice, the grapes are macerated at a low temperature for 48 hours and then transferred unfiltered for fermentation in 225l barriques, where the wine is left to mature for a further 12 months.

      Straw yellow with golden reflections. Complex bouquet of white pineapple, apple, pear and kiwi, fine notes of mussel shell. On the palate full-bodied, multi-layered and fleshy, always with a very precise and energetic mouthfeel, pleasant freshness and a mineral note. In the endlessly long finish then salty layers, fine, hardly noticeable tannin and notes of white pepper. Rightly one of the cult white wines of Italy! SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is another fantastic white and continues to be one of the best from Tuscany. It’s so perfumed with sliced apples, pears and kiwis, as well as cream, hot stone and sea. Granite. Full-bodied yet energetic and layered with red-wine sensibility. Extremely long finish. Great wine." James Suckling

      "The 2018 Testamatta Bianco Isola del Giglio sees fruit blended from three bigger vineyard sites on Giglio Island and some smaller ones as well (Vigneto del Corvo, Scopeto, Ulivello, Radice and Le Grotte). In contrast to the Colore Bianco that revealed more consistency, the two bottles I sampled of this wine (one opened in the morning and one in the afternoon) showed very different results between them. The morning bottle was more fleshy and ample, while the just-opened bottle offered very linear notes of citrus, apple and white peach. Some of the grapes are harvested early, in order to maintain that total acidity, and used as a blending agent with the rest of the wine. Green harvesting is not practiced here, as each vine is left on its own to ripen. Bibi Graetz tells me that the 2018 vintage was much easier and gave more satisfaction compared to the difficult 2017 growing season. Of course, like any white wine from the Tuscan Coast, you get a distinctive layer of sea salt on the close - in this case, mixed in with some freshly milled white pepper." Robert Parker

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:95+ points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Ansonica
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09950518 · 0,75 l · 133,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      99,90 €
    • "Colore" Rosso Toscana IGT 2009 <br>0,75l in OWC

      “Colore” Rosso Toscana IGT 2009 · 0,75l in OWC

      Very individualistic and quite extraordinary cuvée from Colorino, Canaiolo and Sangiovese. The bouquet is full of dark berries and the scent of elderflowers. Dense and powerful on the palate, yet slender, very clear, pithy, polished tannins and a long, full finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Powerful, with leather, plum tart, earth and tar flavors, backed by a vibrant structure. This shows heft, but a racy side lends definition to the refined finish." Wine Spectator

      "I love the balance and beauty to this red with dried-strawberry, cherry and flower character. Full-bodied but reserved and polished. Ultra-fine tannins. Lively, creamy acidity. I like the volcanic salt undertone to the fruit." James Suckling

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 34% Colorino, 33% Canaiolo, 33% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09952309 · 0,75 l · 492,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      369,00 €
    • "Colore" Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      “Colore” Rosso Toscana IGT 2016

      Powerful, very attractive exceptional wine. Smells of strawberry and cherry, spices and a touch of leather. Tastes juicy, very special and impresses with firm tannin and persistent length. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The nose shows real elegance and spice and subtle notes of dried herbs. Such firm tannins that are backed up by wonderful fresh acidity. The palate has a light peppery note and seems to glide over the palate, stopping only to tickle the roof of your mouth. Savoury and sapid, extremely impressive." Jancis Robinson

      "This is suave and expands on the palate, with cherry, black currant, mineral and woodsy underbrush notes. Shows purity to the fruit, along with support from the fine-grained tannins and lively acidity. Excellent length." Wine Spectator

      "A blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino from three far-removed vineyard parcels in different areas of Tuscany, the 2016 Colore is something of a pan-Tuscan wine. This ambitious wine gives voice to three of the region's most important red grape varieties as well as its most diverse territories (Lamole in Chianti Classico, Vincigliata near Florence and Siena province in the southern part of Tuscany). As a result, this is a statement wine with a lot to say to those careful enough to listen. It's important to be attentive to the details, the small berry fruit aromas that intermingle with nuances of spice, granite stone and pressed blue flower. Pure summer cherry is the dominant aroma on first nose, but it slowly disintegrates as the wine takes on more air to reveal those lighter and more delicate aromas at the back. This vintage offers an ideal dose of structure matched against freshness. Bibi Graetz tells me that fruit in 2015 was beautiful, perfect to look at. Fruit in 2016, however, appeared more sculpted with more darkness and weight. On some level, those descriptions also apply to the character of these two gorgeous back-to-back vintages." Robert Parker

      "The aromas are always so complex with cherries, blackberries, rosemary, sage and spice. Full-bodied, very tight and polished with a dense and powerful palate, which opens and grows, yet remains agile and beautiful. A solid red. Wonderful segue from the 2015. Try after 2022." James Suckling

      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:96+ points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Jancis Robinson:18 points
      • Grape Varieties: 34% Colorino, 33% Canaiolo, 33% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,52 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09952316 · 0,75 l · 526,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      395,00 €
    About the winemakersBibi Graetz | TestamattaTuscany | Chianti
    Bibi Graetz | Testamatta

    He is what the name of his vineyard expresses: Testamatta. Bibi Graetz is a creative person with a strong character who tackles challenges with great passion. On the Tuscan estate almost only autochthonous grape varieties are cultivated according to traditional methods. Testamatta is at the same time the flagship of the house: a Sangiovese in its most beautiful form with a long finish.

    The parents, who came from Norway, had acquired a country estate with vineyards in the hills of Fiesole. But for a long time nobody really cared about the cultivation area. Only Bibi Graetz, who first wanted to start an artistic career like his parents, decided one day to plant vines on the Tuscan marl and clay soils mixed with sand. He founded Testamatta at the end of the 1990s without further ado. "madcap".

    Bibi Graetz was initially overwhelmed with the winemaking process. Only after a four-year apprenticeship with experienced winemakers did he get the impression that he had enough knowledge to be able to start his new task and to exchange the painting utensils for the tools of a winemaker. Already at the VinExpo 2003 in Bordeaux Graetz was awarded as the best red wine new discovery. In the meantime, the owner of the estate has acquired an excellent reputation among experts with his fine wines, all of which bear an original Bibi Graetz motif.

    The two hectares of vineyard initially used for cultivation are no longer sufficient. That is why Bibi Graetz has been working for years with winegrowers who are friends with him, for example to obtain grapes for his estate wine, Casamatta. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The wine-grower's great merit lies in the fact that he has chosen a wine-growing zone that was not even in the mood to have its true potential restored and to have lent it splendour with interesting plants."Gambero Rosso 2009

    Facts

    • Owner: Bibi Graetz
    • Oenologist: Bibi Graetz
    • Vineyard: approx. 50 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation