2019 Bibi Graetz Colore Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy
Profile: Bold & Structure
20 harvests of Colore, 20 harvests of Testamatta, 20 harvests of Bibi Graetz.
Colore 2019 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Bibi Graetz. It has been a great journey since 2000, full of satisfaction and now the circle is finally closed, Bibi reached the elegance he was looking for a long time
Robert Parker - 96 points
Dressed for a party, the Bibi Graetz 2019 Colore celebrates the estate's 20th anniversary with a special commemorative (2000-2019) bottle. This vintage of Colore is 100% Sangiovese (the small part of Colorino in the blend we saw last year has been removed) because Bibi thought the Sangiovese elegant enough to stand alone. Fruit comes from three vineyard sites with 70-, 80- and 90-year-old vines, respectively. The wine offers big intensity and beautifully lifted aromas and more textural support than we saw in the slightly thinner 2018 vintage. The bouquet reveals balsam herb, cassis, pressed rose, garden mint and crushed stone. Fruit from the southern-most site, Poggio Matto in Casciano del Murlo (in the province of Siena), was blended in at a greater percentage to help build the structure and momentum of this cellar-worthy wine.