2002 Testamatta Toscana Rosso IGT, Bibi Graetz

2002 Testamatta Toscana Rosso IGT, Bibi Graetz

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2002 Testamatta Toscana Rosso IGT, Bibi Graetz

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The 2002 Testamatta, the top of the line wine with a big, warm nose of tar and licorice, is very solid and sustained, backward in its tannins and texture, chewy and dense on the finish, and in need of some bottle time. Drink: 2007-2016.
Daniel Thomases - 24/04/2006

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Bibi Graetz

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese

A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.

It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.

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The 2002 Testamatta, the top of the line wine with a big, warm nose of tar and licorice, is very solid and sustained, backward in its tannins and texture, chewy and dense on the finish, and in need of some bottle time. Drink: 2007-2016.
Daniel Thomases - 24/04/2006 Read more