BIBI GRAETZ Soffocone Toscana IGT (Sangiovese) 2017/18 Bottle
Red Still Wine | Italy | Tuscany | IGT Toscana | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Sub-Region: IGT Toscana
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Bibi Graetz rebelled against both the Super Tuscans and the traditionalists. Bibi Graetz may have started his career in art rather than viticulture, but in just two decades has risen to become one of Tuscany's most ingenious cult winemakers. Crafting wines in a medieval castle overlooking the city of Florence, he turned his back on the constraints of the Chianti DOCG in favour of indigenous varietals and innovative, risk-taking winemaking. Regardless of the popular super-Tuscan trend for using international varieties, Bibi was determined to use only the indigenous varieties of the area in his winemaking. But, he was also adamant that the grapes he used would be the best he could find in Montepulciano - and if that meant that they lay outside the classically 'great' viticultural areas of Chianti Classico, then so be it. Soffocone is a Sangiovese tribute to the hill of Vincigliata, where everything started for Bibi. In this wine Sangiovese is at its highest level of expression - rich and elegance. Floral and red fruit on the nose, velvety tannins and a long finish.