Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Biserno is our eponymous wine. A thought-provoking wine, Biserno reflects the excellent terroir and micro-climate of the coastal area of the Upper Maremma. Only the finest grapes are selected for the blend, resulting in a wine of depth, intensity, complexity, longevity and elegance.
Wine Advocate2011 vintage
2011 was a year of near perfect growing conditions throughout the spring and most parts of the summer. From June to the middle of August the daytime temperatures were moderate and the nights were relatively cool. In the middle of August a heat wave, lasting 10 days, set in. This caused the early ripening Merlot to suffer and strict sorting was required to avoid overripe characters in the wines. In September we saw exceptionally warm and dry conditions - without it being too warm – and the month offered wonderful ripening conditions for the other varieties. Despite the heat, the phenolic ripeness of the Merlots is good to very good and superior to that of the hot year 2009 and the cool and wet 2010. With this vintage we start seeing the real potential in terms of tannin quality and depth of flavor of the Biserno vineyards.
On the nose an intense mix of red fruit, spice and freshly ground coffee. The complex nose is followed up on the palate with velvety tannins and a wonderful depth of ﬂavour. This is a full bodied wine which with its tannin quality and balance remains elegant on the ﬁnish.
Pair with braised or roasted meats and hard cheeses.
GRAPES: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/L
AGING: Aged for 16 months in 60% new French oak barriques and the rest in one year old barrels.
points of distinction
- First vintage: 2006
about the grape +
Cabernet Franc usually shows tart red cherry and wild currant aromas and flavors with an herbal, spicy character. In the Loire, esp. Chinon and Saumur-Champigny, this grape shows firm minerality.
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
Petit Verdot makes a dark, firmly structured, tannic wine with superbly balancing acidity, and fresh, full flavors and aromas of spice, pepper and black fruits with notes of violets.
– Lodovico Antinori, Owner
"Biserno is unique - a dream for any winemaker. Reuniting the names Lodovico and Piero, the namesakes of the original founders of the Antinori Company, I am happy and honored to realize my last winemaking project."