• "Insoglio del Cinghiale" Toscana IGT 2018

      “Insoglio del Cinghiale” Toscana IGT 2018

      Deep ruby red in colour, with a delicate woody note on the nose, which results from the fact that about 45% of the wine is stored for a short time in barrique. Fresh scent of cherries, dense pithy taste of good structure and length. The tannins are still strong, but by no means aggressive. A wine with a strong personality from Antinori's noble smithy Tenuta di Biserno. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense bouquet with notes of dark and red berries. Cassis, blackberry and red currant. In addition spicy-warm hints. On the palate juicy structure, ripe, easily noticeable tannins and long spicy finish." Falstaff

      "Winemaker Helena Lindberg tells me that this bottle was hand filled straight from the tank. The wine was bottled on the same day my samples were sent to avoid bottle shock. The 2018 Insoglio del Cinghiale is beautifully open and prominent with spicy notes of clove and spice that introduce lasting notes of black fruit, plum and smoke." Robert Parker

      "This is one of the most beautiful Insoglios I have tasted with lots of blue fruit, such as blueberries, as well as violets. Medium body and firm, silky tannins. Very fine and linear." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:91 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 30% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 4 months barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,96 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09183218 · 0,75 l · 29,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,32 €
    • "Il Pino di Biserno" Toscana IGT 2018

      “Il Pino di Biserno” Toscana IGT 2018

      Exceptionally clear in its aroma of ripe fruit, notes of smoke, liquorice and tar. On the palate it reveals ever new nuances of its personality. Elegant and refined in every way. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a velvety and nicely extracted expression that delivers textbook aromas of dark fruit, dried blackberry, spice, leather, tar and tobacco. Comparatively speaking, this vintage is leaner compared to past editions. The wine is not quite full-bodied, but almost, and it offers the textural emphasis and power to pair with a filet mignon, cooked rare and seared briefly on either side over an open fire." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 45% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months 75/25 barrique / stainless steel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 97 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184018 · 0,75 l · 64,85 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      48,64 €
    • "Biserno" Toscana IGT 2017

      “Biserno” Toscana IGT 2017

      Unique Supertuscan from Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Ripe bouquet of dark fruits and excellently integrated, spicy oak wood notes, along with the delicious hint of freshly ground coffee and cocoa. On the palate with powerful elegance, great finesse, polished tannin and admirable originality and finesse. SUPERIORE.DE

      "lush, impenetrable ruby with a black core. Rich nose with lots of ripe berry fruit, lots of blackberry, also some marmalade notes, Mediterranean, behind it spice of cardamom. On the palate a lot of ripe fruit, rich melt in the front, in the final a bit drying." Falstaff

      "A dense, brooding red, this offers smoky black cherry, plum, iron, leather, vanilla and tobacco aromas and flavors. Smooth and complex, with harmony and a bright structure. The aftertaste echoes fruit, tobacco and spice notes." Wine Spectator

      "The Tenuta di Biserno 2017 Biserno is hushed at first, almost sottovoce, and it builds its intensity carefully and slowly one little decibel at a time. The aromas expand, the acidity brightens and the tannins flesh out as the wine opens in the glass. These elements come together with narrowing focus. This is a seamless and incredibly smooth blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot that offers a full gamut of dark fruit, spice and cured tobacco." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 vintage was warm and dry, yet not as much as 2003. 'In the vineyards there was not high vine stress as in 2012,' says winemaker Helena Lindberg, 'because the entire growing season was hot and thus the vineyards were adjusted to the heat'. Estery and youthful on the nose with a melted butter aroma, this has restrained bramble fruits in the mouth followed by plenty of clove and blond tobacco notes. It's mouth-filling and super-extracted on the mid-palate, pushed by almost firm acidity yet not without elegance on the finish." Decanter

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Merlot And Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months new barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184117 · 0,75 l · 194,83 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      146,12 €
    • "Biserno" Toscana IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Biserno” Toscana IGT 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Unique Supertuscan from Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Ripe bouquet of dark fruits and excellently integrated, spicy oak wood notes, along with the delicious hint of freshly ground coffee and cocoa. On the palate with powerful elegance, great finesse, polished tannin and admirable originality and finesse. SUPERIORE.DE

      "lush, impenetrable ruby with a black core. Rich nose with lots of ripe berry fruit, lots of blackberry, also some marmalade notes, Mediterranean, behind it spice of cardamom. On the palate a lot of ripe fruit, rich melt in the front, in the final a bit drying." Falstaff

      "A dense, brooding red, this offers smoky black cherry, plum, iron, leather, vanilla and tobacco aromas and flavors. Smooth and complex, with harmony and a bright structure. The aftertaste echoes fruit, tobacco and spice notes." Wine Spectator

      "The Tenuta di Biserno 2017 Biserno is hushed at first, almost sottovoce, and it builds its intensity carefully and slowly one little decibel at a time. The aromas expand, the acidity brightens and the tannins flesh out as the wine opens in the glass. These elements come together with narrowing focus. This is a seamless and incredibly smooth blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot that offers a full gamut of dark fruit, spice and cured tobacco." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 vintage was warm and dry, yet not as much as 2003. 'In the vineyards there was not high vine stress as in 2012,' says winemaker Helena Lindberg, 'because the entire growing season was hot and thus the vineyards were adjusted to the heat'. Estery and youthful on the nose with a melted butter aroma, this has restrained bramble fruits in the mouth followed by plenty of clove and blond tobacco notes. It's mouth-filling and super-extracted on the mid-palate, pushed by almost firm acidity yet not without elegance on the finish." Decanter

       

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Merlot And Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months new barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184517 · 1,5 l · 246,30 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      369,45 €
    • "Lodovico" Toscana IGT 2016

      “Lodovico” Toscana IGT 2016

      Strong ruby with black core. Intense and dense nose, opening with blackberry, mulberry and dark currant, with tobacco and dark pepper in the background. Smoothed and velvety in its approach and development, shows a lot of juicy fruit, dark berries, fine-meshed, very smooth tannin, shines for a long time with a rich aftertaste. Just 6,000 bottles are produced each year from the single vineyard Vigna Lodovico of the Tenuta di Biserno and are then named after the first name of the founder. The wine is a true icon of Western Tuscany in terms of expression and complexity, and each year it is assigned to only one hand-picked number of importers. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An opulent red that delivers saturated blackberry, black currant and blueberry fruit, shaded by coconut and toasty oak. Flashes of olive and tobacco emerge as this plays out on the long aftertaste. Harmonious and velvety, this retains a sense of elegance." Wine Spectator

      "A very fine and polished red with black cherries and hints of walnuts on the nose and palate. Medium body. Lovely, tensioned tannins. Sleek and racy." James Suckling

      "This is the flagship wine from Tenuta di Biserno. It represents a special selection of grapes from within the estate's Bellaria vineyard that is planted to the same Bordeaux varieties used to make the Biserno. The 2016 Lodovico is an exceptional expression with enormous depth and a contemporary taste profile that weighs concentration and power against the careful precision of the varieties used in the blend. The results are sharp and focused, allowing for detailed renditions of blackberry and plum followed by elegance, spice, toast and chocolate. The tannins are sweet and carefully integrated within the rich fiber of the wine. Tenuta di Biserno has found its stride." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:99 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,76 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2048+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184316 · 0,75 l · 645,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      484,47 €
    • "Biserno" Toscana IGT 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Biserno” Toscana IGT 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Unique Supertuscan from Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Ripe bouquet of dark fruits and excellently integrated, spicy oak wood notes, along with the delicious hint of freshly ground coffee and cocoa. On the palate with powerful elegance, great finesse, polished tannin and admirable originality and finesse. SUPERIORE.DE

      "lush, impenetrable ruby with a black core. Rich nose with lots of ripe berry fruit, lots of blackberry, also some marmalade notes, Mediterranean, behind it spice of cardamom. On the palate a lot of ripe fruit, rich melt in the front, in the final a bit drying." Falstaff

      "A dense, brooding red, this offers smoky black cherry, plum, iron, leather, vanilla and tobacco aromas and flavors. Smooth and complex, with harmony and a bright structure. The aftertaste echoes fruit, tobacco and spice notes." Wine Spectator

      "The Tenuta di Biserno 2017 Biserno is hushed at first, almost sottovoce, and it builds its intensity carefully and slowly one little decibel at a time. The aromas expand, the acidity brightens and the tannins flesh out as the wine opens in the glass. These elements come together with narrowing focus. This is a seamless and incredibly smooth blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot that offers a full gamut of dark fruit, spice and cured tobacco." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 vintage was warm and dry, yet not as much as 2003. 'In the vineyards there was not high vine stress as in 2012,' says winemaker Helena Lindberg, 'because the entire growing season was hot and thus the vineyards were adjusted to the heat'. Estery and youthful on the nose with a melted butter aroma, this has restrained bramble fruits in the mouth followed by plenty of clove and blond tobacco notes. It's mouth-filling and super-extracted on the mid-palate, pushed by almost firm acidity yet not without elegance on the finish." Decanter

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Merlot And Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months new barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184217 · 4,5 l · 196,99 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      886,47 €
    • "Lodovico" Toscana IGT 2016 <br>3 Bottles in OWC

      “Lodovico” Toscana IGT 2016 · 3 Bottles in OWC

      Strong ruby with black core. Intense and dense nose, opening with blackberry, mulberry and dark currant, with tobacco and dark pepper in the background. Smoothed and velvety in its approach and development, shows a lot of juicy fruit, dark berries, fine-meshed, very smooth tannin, shines for a long time with a rich aftertaste. Just 6,000 bottles are produced each year from the single vineyard Vigna Lodovico of the Tenuta di Biserno and are then named after the first name of the founder. The wine is a true icon of Western Tuscany in terms of expression and complexity, and each year it is assigned to only one hand-picked number of importers. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An opulent red that delivers saturated blackberry, black currant and blueberry fruit, shaded by coconut and toasty oak. Flashes of olive and tobacco emerge as this plays out on the long aftertaste. Harmonious and velvety, this retains a sense of elegance." Wine Spectator

      "A very fine and polished red with black cherries and hints of walnuts on the nose and palate. Medium body. Lovely, tensioned tannins. Sleek and racy." James Suckling

      "This is the flagship wine from Tenuta di Biserno. It represents a special selection of grapes from within the estate's Bellaria vineyard that is planted to the same Bordeaux varieties used to make the Biserno. The 2016 Lodovico is an exceptional expression with enormous depth and a contemporary taste profile that weighs concentration and power against the careful precision of the varieties used in the blend. The results are sharp and focused, allowing for detailed renditions of blackberry and plum followed by elegance, spice, toast and chocolate. The tannins are sweet and carefully integrated within the rich fiber of the wine. Tenuta di Biserno has found its stride." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:99 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 16 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,76 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2048+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184416 · 2,25 l · 650,29 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      1.463,16 €
    About the winemakers
    Tenuta di Biserno | Antinori
    Tuscany | Bolgheri
    Tenuta di Biserno | Antinori

    Lodovico Antinori is one of the founders of the meteoric rise of Bolgheri wines in the Maremma. Already in the 1980s he recognized the potential of this region on the hills along the coast of Tuscany at the Tyrrhenian Sea. His successes with Ornellaia and Masseto have become legends. In 1994 an employee showed him the land above Bolgheri towards Bibbona. "It's called "Bellaria" because there's a steady sea breeze up here. "It was like love at first sight," said Lodovico Antinori in an interview, "because we were looking for an extension to the Ornellaia vineyards.

    Lodovico and his team quickly realized that the geological composition of the soils in Bellaria was different, hilly and stony, clayey and calcareous, with large pebbles. So not for Ornellaia, more suitable for another project. It still took a while, but when he sold Ornellaia in 2001, the time was ripe to start a project together with his brother Piero, who ran the family business, for the first time. Together with the landowner Umberto Mannoni they founded the Tenuta di Biserno. The first harvest took place in 2003, the "Insoglio del Cinghiale" was born. If you are Lodovico Antinori, you can also name your wine with irony, because that means "The wallow of the wild boars". And the many wild pigs are rather a problem for the winegrowers of the Maremma.

    The vineyards were planted between 2001 and 2005. Mainly with Cabernet Franc, but also with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot: "The wine hills remind me of Saint Émilion and Pomerol", says Lodovico Antinori in conversation. That's why he called Michel Rolland, the star oenologist from Bordeaux, with whom he had been working for Ornellaia for many years, as a consultant again. In Bordeaux he also met Helena Lindberg, who had already worked as an oenologist in Australia, New Zealand and Bordeaux for renowned wineries, and convinced her to move to the Maremma. Another project helped to convince them, because Lodovico Antinori loves Sauvignon blanc. And his grows in New Zealand on Mount Nelson near Marlborough, which is why Helena Lindberg looks after two harvests a year. One in the Maremma and one in New Zealand. The estate in New Zealand is also known as Campo di Sasso, as is the Tenuta, from which the first Insoglio del Cinghiale wines originated. It lies seven kilometres west of the Tenuta di Biserno, near the town of Bibbona. The main variety in the Campo di Sasso vineyards is the Syrah, which gives the Insoglio its unique flavour.

    The Tenuta di Biserno is a property in an incredibly beautiful location, in the Alta Maremma, on a hill on the road from Bolgheri to Bibbona. A great panorama - from the towers of Bolgheri over the Tyrrhenian Sea to Bibbona you can let your gaze wander. In the back lie the forests of the Caselli Nature Reserve. And in between perfectly cultivated vineyards.

    The soil consists of the so-called Bolgheri conglomerate - a mixture of mineral-rich alluvial soil, shell limestone and pebbles that provide drainage. Rather atypical for Bolgheri are the high proportions of lime and clay. Given the terroir and the variety of soils, Lodovico planted exclusively Bordeaux grape varieties, mainly Cabernet Franc, followed by Merlot, some Cabernet Sauvignon and surprisingly much Petit Verdot. The soil is very varied in the different locations. Maritime sediments and clay on northwestern slopes provide ideal conditions for the Merlot, while the gravelly plots at higher altitudes with good drainage are perfect for the Cabernets Franc. In the midst of the Biserno hills lie 6 hectares of "spectacular terroir" from which the top wine "Lodovico" comes. This is said to be the best cru in the region.

    Soil and microclimate are the basis. Another aspect of the terroir is the luminosity of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which acts as a mirror. Biserno benefits from its cool breezes and perfect sunshine in a west-east orientation with rows open to the sea. The vineyards were planted with 6,500 vines per hectare in cordon education. Between the rows, greened with grass to limit the natural growth of the young vines. The yields are limited to 1 kg per plant = approx. 1 bottle per plant!

    The Tenuta di Biserno originally had a second vineyard: I Pianali. There was only one wine produced, the Coronato. Since this did not fit to the Biserno style, it was sold again in the meantime. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2001
    • Owners: Lodovico and Piero Antinori
    • Oenologist: Helena Lindberg
    • Oenology consultant: Michel Rolland
    • Annual production: approx. 160,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 46 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation