Biserno 2018

Tenuta di Biserno

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Region: Italy / Tuscany / Maremma
Grapes: 32% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 35% 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. 

96 Points

Wine & Spirits

2018 vintage
93 Points

Wine Spectator

2018 vintage
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harvest note

2018 harvest was cool and rainy in spring with a regular hot summer. 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. Overall, this vintage is very elegant, similar to 2010 with smoother tannins.

tasting note

Deep ruby red. Complex nose with scents of blackberries, freshly ground coffee and licorice. The palate has an elegant structure with fine grained tannins, balanced acidity and a mineral feel on the lengthy finish.

food pairing

Pair with braised or roasted meats and hard cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 32% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
PH: 3.66
ACIDITY: 5.1 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
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

  • Vineyards benefit from Upper Maremma's perfect terroir
  • Created and nurtured by premier winemaking Antinori family
  • A collaboration with legendary Oenologist, Michel Rolland and Helena Lindberg
  • Unique Blends, concentration in Cabernet Franc & Merlot
  • Grapes are hand harvested, carefully sorted, destemmed and soft crushed
  • 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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