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. 

97 Points
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2018 vintage
96 Points
2018 vintage
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.
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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