BIBI GRAETZ, 'TESTAMATTA' ROSSO

 

TUSCANY, ITALY 2018

 

 

Tuscan native Bibi Graetz has built a loyal following over the years and ‘Testamatta’ has undeniably become recognized as one of the great Tuscan wines of our time. We’ve been proud to offer previous vintages of Testamatta, but we absolutely couldn’t miss the opportunity to offer the 100-point 2018 vintage, a glorious wine with “an intensity that skewers you to the spot” (Decanter). Graetz began his career with a modest five-acre vineyard on a hillside in Fiesole but quickly rose to winemaking stardom, collecting high scores and critic praise for terroir-driven wines with incredible density of fruit and structure. The portfolio has expanded over the years, but the 100% Sangiovese ‘Testamatta’ remains the iconic flagship. Today’s wine is a resounding testament to Graetz’s dedication and craft, and for one week, you can collect this Tuscan gem with special pricing more than 20% off. It’s a deal that’s not to be missed! 

 

The 2018 vintage of Testamatta may be the vintage to top them all. The 2018 is a blend of Sangiovese from Graetz’s old-vine vineyards—the youngest vines are 50 years old—across Tuscany, all of which are farmed organically. “The northern-most sites close to Florence add the floral notes that are so characteristic of this cool vintage…[and] much of the fruit used here comes from the Vigna del Cancello in Casciano del Murlo, which is midway between Siena and Montalcino. These southern sites give the wine its backbone and tannins” (Monica Larner, Wine Advocate). The wine is simply stunning and beautifully structured, weaving between nuances of ripe berry, soft herbs, peppery spice, and the softest hint of smoke. While many Super Tuscan producers have focused on international varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, Graetz has always championed Italian varietals, chief among them Sangiovese. If you can find the patience, this wine undoubtedly has a long, long life ahead. The elegance of the 2018 Testamatta is near-impossible to overstate—secure your order today!

 

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, LA, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, January 28, 2021.