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.
Wine Spectator Advance2014 vintage
Although the growing season of 2014 was challenging, the vintage turned out better than expected. A combination of the soils, the position of the vineyards, and some risk taking in terms of giving the grapes hang time on the vine - despite the disease pressure and severe selection in the vineyard and on the sorting table in the winery - allowed the winemakers to make wines that have plenty of finesse, fine, silky tannins and length.
Notes of red cherries with some underlying oak adding spice and complexity. The palate is elegant and harmonious with fine, rounded tannins and a long polished finish.
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: 4.91 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."