Bibi Graetz Colore Rosso
Toscana IGT, Tuscany
"Colore is my first love, my love for the old vines which produce incredible and world class wines. The climate in 2020 has been warmer than usual and gave us a powerful vintage. The combination with our old vines, high altitude and exposure created the magic effect. A wine with a perfect and lively tension where the power of the vintage dances harmonically with the elegance of our vines. We have closed the circle, I think that this year we made the best Colore we've ever made"
- Bibi Graetz
Three new elements characterize the 2020 vintage. One is the climate. Our best vineyards have never expressed their self so well as in 2020. The new vineyard in Olmo, which brought an incredible freshness to the wines. It has a magic terroir at 420m high. The third element is the new winery in Fiesole in which we managed to work in more evolved and comfortable way. We have now all the tools we need for creating the Testamatta and Colore that we want. In 2020 the growing season was generally warm. After a mild winter, spring started with rains just before the flowering allowing the water supply of the plants. Summer came quickly with high temperatures and drought but fortunately cool nights brought refreshing breezes which helped to preserve both the grapes acidity and aromatic character. Some rainy days before the harvest allowed to reach the ripening of the grapes. The harvest started on September 24th and finished October 15th.
The fermentation is conducted by indigenous yeasts naturally with 6 to 8 manual punch-down and pump-over per day and lasted up to 2 weeks, with one extra week of maceration on the skins. After the fermentation the wine is moved into old barriques, where the malolactic fermentation happens. Each parcel is aged separately for almost 20 months before the final blend is decided.
The grapes of Colore were selected from 4 vineyards: Lamole, Vincigliata, Olmo and Siena.