I know that I have warned you against buying bottles based on how much you like the label, which was something that I did with alarming frequency as a newbie. But, sometimes when I am at a good wine shop where I know and trust the buyer, I will indulge my love of beautiful labels. This bottle falls squarely within that category with it’s abstract label that provided a lovely contrast to the wine bottle itself. Luckily, this time, I won and bought a bottle that was not only lovely on the outside, but lovely on the inside as well.
The 2010 Bibi Graetz Cassamatta Bianca Toscana is made by Bibi Graetz, a Italian-Norwegian (what an interesting combo). Bibi Graetz is a well respected winemaker in Tuscany that is known for his easy drinking, value priced wines made from traditional Italian varietals in a new world style. The 2010 Cassamatta Bianca is vinified from the Vermentino grape made in stainless steel. It’s a straight forward, easy drinking wine.
The 2010 Cassamatta Bianca is clear with a pale straw color and a watery rim. On the palate, the wine was clean with a medium, youthful intensity of apple, lemon and white flowers. On the palate, the wine had medium acidity, medium minus body, medium body, medium alcohol, no tannin or oak and medium intensity of apple, lemon and white flower. Medium plus finish. Good wine.