Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco Toscana

Bibi Graetz Casamatta Bianco Toscana

Wine: ‘Casamatta Bianco’

Producer: Bibi Graetz

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Vintage: 2019

Style: White

Blend: Vermentino 60%, Trebbiano 30%, Ansonico 10%

ABV: 12%

Size: 75cl

Organic: Practising

Vegan:

 

Notes: Like most of the Bibi Graetz wines, the name is very evocative, “Casa-Matta” means “Crazy-House”, Casamatta Bianco is a wine coming from Argentario, in the south Tuscan coast that tells a lot about traditional vines & old vineyards.  A fresh, crunchy & sapid blend that brings with it the sea breeze. The first impression is the zesty aroma, orange & peach flowers, then citrus a little acidity from Vermentino, pear, exotic fruits, balance & body from Trebbiano & Ansonica.

 

Producer Info: Bibi Graetz may have started his career in art rather than viticulture, but in just two decades has risen to become one of Tuscany’s most ingenious cult winemakers. Crafting wines in a medieval castle overlooking the city of Florence, he turned his back on the constraints of the Chianti DOCG in favour of indigenous varietals & innovative, risk-taking winemaking.

Regardless of the popular super-Tuscan trend for using international varieties, Bibi was determined to use only the indigenous varieties of the area in his winemaking. But, he was also adamant that the grapes he used would be the best he could find – & if that meant that they lay outside the classically ‘great’ viticultural areas of Chianti Classico, then so be it.

Bibi favours old vines – & when you’re working with some that reach up to 80 years old, every choice in the vineyard matters. The team have taken steps to become pioneers of sustainability & organics (all vineyards are farmed organically but not all are certified) in their winemaking, mastering the art of extracting highly concentrated fruit from low yielding plants. This allows them to tread lightly in the vineyard, using only indigenous yeasts & free-run juice to produce beautifully balanced wines that, in true Bibi style, really pack a punch.

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Wine: ‘Casamatta Bianco’

Producer: Bibi Graetz

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Vintage: 2019

Style: White

Blend: Vermentino 60%, Trebbiano 30%, Ansonico 10%

ABV: 12%

Size: 75cl

Organic: Practising

Vegan

 

Notes: Like most of the Bibi Graetz wines, the name is very evocative, “Casa-Matta” means “Crazy-House”, Casamatta Bianco is a wine coming from Argentario, in the south Tuscan coast that tells a lot about traditional vines & old vineyards.  A fresh, crunchy & sapid blend that brings with it the sea breeze. The first impression is the zesty aroma, orange & peach flowers, then citrus a little acidity from Vermentino, pear, exotic fruits, balance & body from Trebbiano & Ansonica.

 

Producer Info: Bibi Graetz may have started his career in art rather than viticulture, but in just two decades has risen to become one of Tuscany’s most ingenious cult winemakers. Crafting wines in a medieval castle overlooking the city of Florence, he turned his back on the constraints of the Chianti DOCG in favour of indigenous varietals & innovative, risk-taking winemaking.

Regardless of the popular super-Tuscan trend for using international varieties, Bibi was determined to use only the indigenous varieties of the area in his winemaking. But, he was also adamant that the grapes he used would be the best he could find – & if that meant that they lay outside the classically ‘great’ viticultural areas of Chianti Classico, then so be it.

Bibi favours old vines – & when you’re working with some that reach up to 80 years old, every choice in the vineyard matters. The team have taken steps to become pioneers of sustainability & organics (all vineyards are farmed organically but not all are certified) in their winemaking, mastering the art of extracting highly concentrated fruit from low yielding plants. This allows them to tread lightly in the vineyard, using only indigenous yeasts & free-run juice to produce beautifully balanced wines that, in true Bibi style, really pack a punch.

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