2011 Bibi Graetz “Casamatta” Toscana Rosso (100% Sangiovese)
90 Points – Wine Spectator
88 Points – James Suckling
“Casamatta,” or “crazy house,” is Bibi Graetz’s creation of a Tuscan-style house wine that is, contrary to its whimsical name, is seriously delicious.
Graetz has been described as a “cool winemaker” and “one of the rising young stars in Tuscany.
When crafting the Casamatta Rosso, Bibi employs the solera method – a system typically used in Spain in which wine from the current vintage is combined with wine from previous vintages to create the final blend.
Characterized by balanced acidity and bright, forward fruit, this is an uncomplicated, natural wine that is meant to complement foods, require no further aging and are totally accessible and enjoyable upon release.
This is a terrific everyday wine!