Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Il Pino di Biserno reflects the unique terroir of Bibbona, a blend of grapes which truly reflects a classic Alta Maremma wine, clearly a younger sibling of the eponymous Biserno. This, through rigorous selection of young vine grapes, is a fine ambassador for this estate, vintage after vintage, offering a harmonious, seductive style, Accessible and early-drinking, Il Pino reveals the potential character, finesse and elegance, of the property. The blend of Il Pino di Biserno consists of: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and in some vintages Cabernet Sauvignon.
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. In 2013 the harvest began the second week of September and finished the second week of October. All harvesting is done by hand.
Notes of red berries, mocha and liquorice. Plenty of fruit combined with fine grained tannins and well integrated oak the wine offers both good intensity and finesse. It is an elegant and harmonious wine already at release at the end of 2015 and will develop in complexity with time.
Pair with roast meats, particularly beef, whether it be filet de sirloin or Tuscan T-Bone.
GRAPES: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
AGING: Aged for 12 months in new and second-use French oak barriques.
points of distinction
- First vintage: 2004
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."