2010 Bibi Graetz, Cicala del Giglio, Tuscany

Press and Tasting Notes

Just off the Tuscan coast is a beautiful island called Giglio which is part of the Tuscan archipelago. There the Inzolia grape is known as Ansonica where it produces exotic notes of white almond, citrus fruits and fresh herbs. Wild flower aromas are also present followed by young pineapple and ripe tropical fruit flavors. Think of Ansonica as "Sau ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured August 10, 2010

THE REVIEW

Just off the coast of Tuscany is Giglio, a beautiful island which is part of the Tuscan archipelago. If you love seafood and coastal cuisine, you will not want to miss this exceptional Italian white from "one of Italy's finest" Super Tuscan producers. (Robert Parker)
    His 2009 Cicala del Giglio is a fantastic Ansonica (the local name for Inzolia) which is known for its 'Sauvignon Blanc meets Chardonnay' characteristics. In only his second vintage, Bibi Graetz has managed to master this nimble white in addition to his multiple blockbuster Super Tuscan reds.
    His 2009 Cicala del Giglio produces exotic notes of white almond, citrus fruits and fresh herbs. Wild flower aromas are also present followed by hints of young pineapple and ripe tropical fruit.
    If you love seafood and can't get enough of coastal cuisine, then you won't want to pass on this phenomenal Tuscan white. Enjoy!Read More »

Region

TUSCANY

Tuscany is home to some of the most popular Italian red wines.  Located along the Tyrrehenian coast, the Mediterranean influence and hilly terrain allow Tuscany to offer a wide variety of wine styles.  The mo ... Read More »

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