Grapes: 52% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Il Pino di Biserno truly represents the unique terroir of Bibbona. The special blend of grapes makes Il Pino a classic wine of the Upper Maremma. Although produced from grapes from the youngest vineyards, the wine is distinguished by its balance and finesse. Il Pino demonstrates the character as well as the potential of Tenuta di Biserno.
Wine Enthusiast2018 vintage
Wine Spectator2018 vintage
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.
Notes of cassis, spice and chocolate. Elegant, complex and seamless palate with silky ripe tannins and a long fresh finish.
GRAPES: 52% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
AGING: The wine is aged for 12 months in new and second-use French oak barrique and 10% of the volume
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 +
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."