The Fantastic BIBI from Tuscany
20 minutes north of Firenze in Tuscany lives a man in a spectacular castle. His name is Bibi Graetz, or Dan Erland Graetz, which is his real name. But the nickname Bibi has been around for as long as he can remember; so Bibi it is.
With a Norwegian mother Bibi grew up in this fairytale castle right outside of Firenze. His childhood room was in the big tower in the middle. Surrounding the castle was vineyards, tended too by the castle gardener. When the old gardener passed away in 1997 Bibi decided; "I'm going to be a winemaker", and so he did.
The vineyards on the property consisted of old, but well kept vines, with low yield, but very high quality. Bibi's way to the top was quicker than he could ever dream off. And in 2003, just a few years into his winemaking project, he won wine of the year in the Bordeaux Wine Expo.
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