TUSCANY'S BIBI GRAETZ
DEFIES THE ODDS
MEMORABLE TUSCAN WINES.
One would think a degree in winemaking from
California's UC Davis or the like
would be a prerequisite to making a perfect wine.
Not in the case of Bibi Graetz.
Artist, renaissance man, and all around awesome guy,
Bibi has an uncanny ability to instill beauty in his wines;
by instinct, taste, and feel...rather than formal education.
My love of Bibi's wines began in Las Vegas circa 2007.
As a sommelier at Caesar's Palace, I worked the floor
five nights a week at our Italian Restaurant, Rao's.
I loved the energy of this room.
We sat roughly 500 guests a night.
The hum out of the kitchen was electric.
Wine was flowing, both by the glass
and table side by servers and sommeliers.
I loved turning guests on to new wines,
broadening their palates, seeing them smile.
One wine making guests grin ear to ear was
Testamatta by Bibi Graetz.
BIBI GRAETZ began making
wine in 2000.
Tuscans previously knew him
for his artwork,
and reputation for being
a true renaissance man-
constantly in search of beauty.
His quest led him to wine and
without a formal education
in oenology or viticulture,
Bibi launched his flagship wine, Testamatta.
There was no looking back now!
Testamatta translates to
Crazy head in English.
Loosely, it refers to a person
that has a strong personality,
Someone with a positive attitude
Testamatta perfectly reflects
It is a Supertuscan,
but unlike its counterparts,
it is 100% Sangiovese.
Just like Bibi!
It drinks both ready to impress
and with long legs for years to come.
Both a marathon and a sprint-
full of red fruit, earth, and a lustrous mineral-driven finish.
Bibi has said this bottling is
"one of the greatest wines"
he has ever made!
AWARDED THE 2018 TESTAMATTA
A PERFECT 100 PTS!
NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE CHANCE
TO EXPERIENCE A PERFECT WINE
IN THEIR LIFETIME. YOU CAN!
-AVAILABLE AT SOMM WINES-
Yes, Bibi makes some expensive wines.
Testamatta, Colore, and a Cannaiolo.
He also believes we should
drink some great juice, at a great price,
in between those special bottles.
This is why he created
the CASAMATTA wines.
translates to Crazy house in English,
completely applies to Bibi's life!
Artist, winemaker, husband,
and father of four kiddos...
he has his work cut out for him.
This white wine is a blend of Vermentino, Trebbiano, and Ansonica, which grows on the Isola de Giglio,
off the Italian coast.
As it is very treacherous ground,
50 meters in altitude and sun/wind beaten, it produces very bright, intense fruit to balance to ease of the Vermentino and Trebbiano.
Drink up! It's delicious.
PERFECT FOR SUMMER
$24.99 / bottle
His Casamatta Rosso is a yummy blend of Sangiovese, Cannaiolo, and Colorino.
It is a juicy, fruit forward,
perfect example of Tuscany in a glass.
The cherry fruit, followed by rose petal, dark Earth, and herbs.
Bright acidity to welcome food pairings. Literally your new favorite house red wine.
Did I mention he makes a rosato?!
100% Sangiovese pressed and fermented
like you would a white wine.
It's all fresh watermelon, strawberry, and bubblegum... in a great way!
$24.99 / bottle