The “Dream” : Colore 2018 is the highest expression of Bibi Graetz dream, from very old vineyards of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Poor soils mixed with sand and stone create the perfect terroir for a wine that tells a lot about Tuscany and its ancient taste. Sangiovese represents the structure and the power of the wine, Colorino fruits and velvety tannins, Canaiolo minerality and intensity. Only the best few barrels of the whole production will become Colore.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
Sangiovese 90% Canaiolo 5% Colorino 5%
“2018 vintage was impressive and gave us pure grapes of very high quality. In fact, Colore 2018 is full of blue fruits, I can really feel the blackberries and the plum aroma standing out. The acidity together with the silky tannins play an important role in the center palate: they really sustain the wine till the end, where the aftertaste is long and pleasant. I am surprised since it really lasts for few minutes. I would say that complexity and pureness are the keywords this time. 2018 was definitely a superlative vintage, one of the best vintages ever produced.”
Bibi Graetz Vinification and Aging
The grapes used for Colore were selected from 3 vineyards: Lamole, Vincigliata and Siena. Manual harvesting took place up to 8 times in each of the plots, which made it possible to select the fruits having reached the perfect degree of maturity. At this point, the berries are gently pressed and placed in open barrels, ensuring that each parcel is separated from the others. Fermentation is carried out naturally by indigenous yeasts, with 6 to 8 manual punching down and pumping over per day, without temperature control, and lasts up to 3 weeks. Each plot is raised separately for at least 20 months before deciding on the final blend.
The advice of 12bouteilles: simply immense, it is a work of art in its own right.
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Bibi Graetz - Colore 2018
claire et limpide
petits fruits mûrs, de sauge et d'épices de poivre blanc
léger et sculpté et pourtant a une intensité qui vous laisse sur place