Biserno 2016

Tenuta di Biserno

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Region: Italy / Tuscany / Maremma
Grapes: 64% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon

Biserno is the wine that gives the name to the estate, a thought-provoking wine reflecting 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. Soil type is part clay, part Bolgheri conglomerate. Vine training is spurred cordon with plant density of 6,500 vines per hectare. Fermentation took place for 14 to 21 days at 77 to 82 Fahrenheit. 60% percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in oak barrels, the remainder in stainless steel. The wine was aged for 15 months in 75% new French oak barriques and the rest in one year old barrels. The wine was further aged for 12 months in bottle before release.

97 Points

Wine & Spirits

2016 vintage
97 Points


2016 vintage
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harvest note

2016 can be considered a vintage with great potential on the Tuscan coast in general and for Tenuta di Biserno and Campo di Sasso in particular. It was a warmer than normal winter but a cooler than normal spring with frequent rainfalls well into June. The growth was balanced and the vines were well prepared for the warm and dry July and August and did not suffer any excessive water deficit stress. Ripening was also balanced and the relatively cool nights in August helped retain fresh fruit aromas and flavors.

tasting note

Biserno shows immediately its quality with taste of impeccable cherry, blackberry and dark prune flavors. It presents savory spice and tobacco framed with precision and focus. There is no doubt that this is one of the best editions of Biserno.

food pairing

Pair with braised or roasted meats and hard cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 64% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
PH: 3.65
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
ABV: 15%
AGING: The wine is further aged for 12 months in the bottle before release

points of distinction

  • Vineyards benefit from Upper Maremma's perfect terroir
  • Created and nurtured by premier winemaking Antinori family.
  • Unique Blends, concentration in Merlot & Cabernet Franc
  • Grapes are hand harvested, carefully sorted, destemmed and soft crushed.
  • Aging potential: 12 to 15 years
  • about the grape +
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"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."

– Lodovico Antinori, Owner

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