Biserno is the flagship wine and the eponymous symbol of the estate, Tenuta di Biserno. Born as a classic Bordeaux blend, its grapes come from vineyards perfectly suited to creating Biserno’s distinctive, individual style. The resulting wine has a remarkable combination of characteristics, which together create a rare blend of finesse, elegance, complexity, weight, intensity, length and freshness.

98 Points
Wine Advocate
2016 vintage
97 Points
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2017 vintage
Harvest Note
A moderate year with more consistent rainfall in spring, which made temperatures slightly cooler than average. Then things warmed at the beginning of June and the vines blossomed, albeit slightly later than usual. Summer recorded average temperatures with good fluctuations between day and night. It can be considered a good vintage. The harvest began in the second week of September 2019 with the Merlot grapes.The Petit Verdot was harvested at the end of September. The harvest ended with the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, in the last week of September and the first week of October.
Tasting Note
Characterized by the usual deep ruby red color and lively, intense aromatic expression. The bouquet features fresh notes of ripe red fruit, accompanied by scents of brushwood. Delicious on the palate, with a balance of thick and elegant tannins. Savory and persistent finish.
Food Pairing
Pair with braised or roasted meats and hard cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 32% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
PH: 3.62
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: The wine spent 15 months in French oak barriques, 85% of which new with the remainder having been used for a year. The wine then spent at least six months in the bottle before being released
Unique Selling Points
  • Vineyards benefit from Upper Maremma's perfect terroir
  • Created by premier winemaking Antinori family
  • Grapes are hand harvested, sorted, destemmed, and soft crushed
  • Aging potential: 12 to 15 years

About the Grape

Cabernet Franc
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
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
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
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.
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