Bugia Ansonica Toscana IGT
Bugia Toscana IGT is a white wine produced by Bibi Graetz, one of the most as brilliant as charismatic Tuscan winemakers. The wine and obtained from very perfumed Ansonica grapes, also called “Insolia” in Sicily. This wine comes directly from the small Island of Giglio, where the vineyards stands out between rocks and sea, pebbles and granite sand, resulting picturesque and effective thanks to the typical Giglio-style goblet training system. Ansonica grapes are selected in vineyards of about 8 hectares and are harvested by hand. After a soft squeezing at low temperature, the grapes ferment in stainless steel with a small part (10%) in 225lt barriques. The wine completes its aging 12 months in stainless seel and 10% in barriques.
Curiosity: the Island of Giglio is so small that people don’t use either family names nor names nor, but nicknames, which are handed down from generation to generation. The name "Bugia" (that means "lier") originates from the name of the old 80-year-old farmer who takes care of the vineyards.
Bugia Ansonica has a crystal clear straw yellow colour. You immediately catch all the expression of the island's terroir, from the minerality of the granite soils and the sea salt, to the dryness of the wind. This wine is the island in a bottle, clean, crunchy, fragrant, entirely persistent. We suggest serving it at 8-9 °C.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
Bugia by Bibi Graetz is a Tuscan white wine that pairs well with a fish dishes, from raw carpaccios and cevice, up to seafood risottos and grilled fish. It is also excellent with delicious and rich summer salads.
In 2000, when Bibi Graetz decided to rely on the local native grapes and very old vineyards, he had in mind a simple idea: find vineyards capable of producing grapes with features that enhance the potential qualities of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino and Ansonica. Most of the vineyards that were selected in this period have, to date, aging from 50 to 80 years.
The search of old vines and special territories lead to the discovery of vineyards on the hills of Fiesole, near to the winery, and vineyards in Rufina and Chianti Classico and Giglio Island.