By now you’re all well aware of our new superstar winemaking connect, Bibi Graetz who first burst onto the scene in 2000. But it wasn’t until last year that we managed to secure some of his delicious, high-scoring Tuscans blends.
An artist by birth, he soon realized that the land he owned was on prime real estate– around his house grew some of the most mature Sangiovese vineyards (he calls them gardens) in the country – a few parcels a staggering 85 years old now. With contracts about to expire, Bibi had to decide whether to renew or take them over. Luckily, he chose the latter. Then he made an even better decision when he brought in (now rockstar) winemaker – Antinori Antonini.
The two set out to create the very best expression of the vineyards they possibly could. The bottling would be called Testamatta and would be 100% garden Sangiovese – which was not allowed by the powers that be. But Bibi doesn’t care about the rules, so he continues doing what he does best.
His 2019 Cassamatta Rosato is another 100% Sangiovese ala many of the reds. It’s a refreshing, delicate Rosato that boats vibrant notes of cherries and wild strawberries with a honeysuckle finish. This is a well-balanced and wonderfully enjoyable price. Since these are the last of Bibi’s cases from the 2019 vintage, we were given an exceptional price as a thank you. Offered by the case only — 20 cases of these left in the world.