Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, 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.
Tasting Panel2013 vintage
Wine Advocate2013 vintage
In 2013 the harvest began the second week of September and finished the second week of October. All harvesting is done by hand. A wet winter and spring resulted in good water reserves in the ground for the summer. The summer temperatures were back to "normal" without the periods of excessive heat experienced the previous few vintages. A rainfall the last week of August gave the vines a good boost and prolonged the ripening process. The fine weather continued through September. All this combined gave optimum ripening conditions and a good balance between sugar ripeness, phenolic ripeness and acidity.
An intense and complex nose of black fruit followed by toasty spicy notes. The palate is elegant and balance with fine rounded tannins.
Pair with braised or roasted meats and hard cheeses.
GRAPES: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
ACIDITY: 4.7 g/L
AGING: Ageing potential: 12 to 15 years
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."