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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso 2010
Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso 2010
(search item no. 120061)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
0 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Shows the earthy side of Sangiovese, with loam, iron, cherry and plum flavors. A juicy wine, with upfront fruit and light tannins.
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About Bibi Graetz:

Bibi Graetz, the iconic Italian winemaker, took an unconventional route to his winemaking career. Growing up in Fiesole, near Florence, in an artistic family, surrounded by the impressive metal sculptures created by his father, Gidon Graetz, and his own canvases and paint brushes, Bibi graduated from Accademia delle Belle Arte in Florence as a promising young artist. His increasing passion for wine had become evident while he was still an art student, however, and he began studying all he could find on enology. It was in the late 1990s, when Bibi was in the process of renewing his family’s contract to grow grapes for other producers that he impulsively decided to use the grapes to make his own wines.