Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso 2016
A fresh, juicy, lighter style of Tuscan red. It’s an unoaked blend of Sangiovese with a bit of Merlot and Syrah. Really pretty, aromatic red berry fruit. Bright and juicy, full of red cherry freshness and all held together by light, chalky tannins.
Bibi Graetz is an art graduate (he does the labels) who grew up in a huge castle, where he still lives, in Castello di Vincigliata, Fiesole in Tuscany. In 2000 he started making wines from his parents small property. He got the wine bug and (his parents must have been delighted!) and started looking for old parcels around Chianto Classico with his friend, wine consultant Alberto Antonini, who was winemaker at Antinori. Most of the vines for his wines today come from Fiesole (just outside the Florence city limits) and from around the Giglio island just off the Tuscan coast. His top wine Testamatta is one of the best Sangiovese around, but his more everyday wines really highlight the fresh, bright, elegant style of wine he loves making.