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Bibi Graetz Testamatta: 2000-2019 vertical

Bibi Graetz presents almost every vintage of his cult wine, Testamatta, to celebrate his 20th year of winemaking. Stephen Brook tastes and rates each one.

There is nothing shy and retiring about Bibi Graetz. With a castle and winery in Fiesole, and a wine brand that has been highly successful internationally, there is little for him to be modest about. He also has a gift for publicity, rooted in his earlier career as an artist and reflected in the splashy vivid colours that adorn his labels.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 14 vintages of Bibi Graetz’s Testamatta

In 2021 I attended a vertical tasting of Bibi’s top wine, Colore, and this March he presented almost every vintage of his Testamatta wine since its debut year of 2000.

Thanks to videocalling technology he was able to conduct the tasting on a single day to a network of importers, sommeliers, press and consumers around the world in 12 cities as dispersed as London, Seoul, Tel Aviv and Lisbon.

Bibi Graetz Testamatta vertical: Stephen Brook’s verdict

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