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.
Tasting Panel2015 vintage
The 2015 growing season got off to a good start with budburst in mild conditions and only a few rainy days during spring. Favourable conditions gave a quick flowering and good fruit set, vegetative growth was balanced and regular and disease pressure was low. This balance was temporarily lost with a heatwave in July and a day of abundant rainfall at the end of August. A mild and relatively dry September offered good conditions for a balanced ripening of the grapes. 2015 was yet another year when it payed off to be patient and to take some risk in leaving the grapes hanging despite worrying weather forecasts.
The quality of the primary fruit is impeccable cherry, blackberry and dark prune. Savory spice and tobacco frames that fruit with precision and focus. There is no doubt that this is the best edition of Biserno.
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: The wine is aged for 15 months in 75% new French oak barriques and the rest in one year old barrels. The wine is further aged for 12 months in the bottle before release.
points of distinction
- First vintage: 2006
- Winemaker: Helena Lindberg / Consultant: Michel Rolland
- Aging potential: 12 to 15 years
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."