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BIBI GRAETZ SOFFOCONE DI VINCIGLIATA

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Named after a crude local term for felatio, the wonderful Soffocone is a fantastic example of Tuscan Sangiovese.

Tuscany
2014
13% ABV.
100% Sangiovese
75cl

£29.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

Hints of coffee, leather, and wild berries on the nose with a velvety, silky texture on the palate. The wine has very elegant tannins with a long and persistent finish.

About the wine:

The Soffocone is a wine made from a single vineyard of Sangiovese, with a small amount of Colorino and Canaiolo added to the blend. The Sangiovese vines are over 40 years old, giving great depth and complexity to the wine. 

After careful harvesting, the wine is pressed gently and fermented in stainless steel tanks before further ageing for 18 months in French oak barrels.

About the producer:

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 2000.

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 wines.

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.

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