2015 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Rosso
From a medieval castle, Castello di Vincigliata, acquired by his parents over 60 years ago, winemaker Bibi Graetz crafts his wines on a hillside overlooking the great city of Florence. Beginning initially with only a small, 5-acre vineyard on this hillside in Fiesole, in little under two decades, Bibi has become one of Italy's most ingenious winemakers adding "cult winemaker" in addition to "talented abstract artist" to his dossier. Once a blend, Graetz made the conversion to 100% Sangiovese in Testamatta starting in 2006 and notched a Wine Spectator98 score that placed it among the top single-varietal Sangiovese bottlings from this great vintage. Rated 99 points from James Suckling in 2017: "A stunning wine. This is the best Testamatta ever made. Fascinating aromas of red fruits, tea, bark and wet soil as well as fresh leather. Full body, silky tannins and a juicy finish. I love the tension and texture of this great red. So gorgeous to taste now but better in 2021."