Considered one of Italy's most
ingenious winemakers, Bibi Graetz has risen from artist to cult
winemaker since the release of his first wines back in
Without any formal training and with initially only a small 2
hectare vineyard on his parents' property overlooking Florence, he
has managed to unceremoniously gatecrash the staid Tuscan wine
scene and, in Testamatta, create one of Italy's great cult
Born and raised in Italy, Bibi makes his wine in his family
home, Castello di Vincigliata, a castle in Fiesole. The lack of a
traditional Tuscan Estate has freed him to search out parcels of
old vines around Tuscany- and even the Isola di Giglio - which are
the basis for his concentrated, yet elegant wines.
Now rated in the top 12 collectable Tuscan producers, Bibi's
wines have gone from strength to strength over the past decade.
Using organic cultivation methods and resisting the trend of
planting Cabernet and Merlot, these wines are the ultimate
expression of indigenous grape varieties.