• "Il Pino di Biserno" Toscana IGT 2018

      “Il Pino di Biserno” Toscana IGT 2018

      Excellent clarity and typical aromas of ripe fruit, notes of smoke, liquorice and tar. Continually reveals new nuances of its personality on the palate. Elegant and refined in every way. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich garnet. Clear, precise nose, of rich spice and ripe forest berries, has something of cedar and pitch, elegant and beautifully defined, light minerality in the background, lime. On the palate with nice pressure, fine and polished, stretches nicely on elegant dark berry fruit, delicate spice, savoury, seems very harmonious with good ageing potential." Falstaff

      "Lush and enticing, with rich black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, clove and vanilla flavors. Dense tannins follow through and it's harmonious and long." Wine Spectator

      "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

      "Made with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this has intense aromas of cassis, camphor, leather and dark spice. It's smooth and savory, doling out ripe blackberry, juicy black currant, licorice and tobacco accompanied by polished tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Blackberries, blueberries, dried raspberries, cedar, clove and vanilla bean on the nose. It's medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and juicy layers of ripe fruit. Cocoa and dried herbs, too." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Falstaff: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: partly 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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    • "Il Pino di Biserno" Toscana IGT 2018 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Il Pino di Biserno” Toscana IGT 2018 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Excellent clarity and typical aromas of ripe fruit, notes of smoke, liquorice and tar. Continually reveals new nuances of its personality on the palate. Elegant and refined in every way. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich garnet. Clear, precise nose, of rich spice and ripe forest berries, has something of cedar and pitch, elegant and beautifully defined, light minerality in the background, lime. On the palate with nice pressure, fine and polished, stretches nicely on elegant dark berry fruit, delicate spice, savoury, seems very harmonious with good ageing potential." Falstaff

      "Lush and enticing, with rich black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, clove and vanilla flavors. Dense tannins follow through and it's harmonious and long." Wine Spectator

      "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

      "Made with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this has intense aromas of cassis, camphor, leather and dark spice. It's smooth and savory, doling out ripe blackberry, juicy black currant, licorice and tobacco accompanied by polished tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Blackberries, blueberries, dried raspberries, cedar, clove and vanilla bean on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and juicy layers of ripe fruit. Cocoa and dried herbs, too." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Falstaff: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: partly 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: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184518 · 1,5 l · 91,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      137,00 €
    • "Biserno" Toscana IGT 2018

      “Biserno” Toscana IGT 2018

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

      "Powerful, dark ruby. Intense nose with fine nougat notes, behind it full of blackberries and plums, some liquorice in the background. Substantial in attack and course, opens with tightly woven tannins, intense and profound, fine cardamom notes add spice, multilayered and long." Falstaff

      "Blackberry and plum fruit is shaded by vanilla, milk chocolate and spice in this dense, supple red, ending with spice and toasty oak accents. This has a solid structure, but the overall harmony is there." Wine Spectator

      "The 2018 Biserno is a beast of a wine that fills the room with its perfumes as you pour the wine into your glass. The bouquet is thickly layered and rich with potent notes of ripe blackberry and blackish plum followed by baker's chocolate, spice and dark mahogany or cigar box. Excellent work has been achieved to tame the tannins, and the wine offers a long, polished feel and an impactful, full-bodied presence." Robert Parker

      "Very subtle aromas of blackberries, black olives, tobacco, cedar and wet earth. Wild mushrooms, such as oyster mushrooms. Full-bodied with firm, very silky tannins and succulent fruit. Extremely refined and balanced with a long, racy finish. Great complexity. What 2017 had in concentration, this has in elegance and complexity. Wonderful length." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Falstaff:98 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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      09184118 · 0,75 l · 204,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

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    • "Lodovico" Toscana IGT 2017

      “Lodovico” Toscana IGT 2017

      Strong ruby with a black core. Intense and dense nose, opens with blackberry, mulberry and dark currant, tobacco and dark pepper in the background. Polished and velvety in the attack and course, shows lots of juicy fruit, dark berries, fine-meshed, very polished tannin, radiates for a long time with a rich finish. 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 is only allocated to a hand-picked number of importers each year. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Powerful, sparkling ruby violet. Opens with notes of graphite and tobacco, lots of dark berries, especially blueberry and elderberry, some eucalyptus. Also shows a lot of tobacco on the palate, unfolds with grippy tannin, deep earthy components, some tomato paste, firm pressure on the final, but also drying, additional storage is certainly beneficial." Falstaff

      "This has a polished nose of mulberries, cassis, cloves, cedar and lavender. It's full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Plush and creamy with a velvety texture. Layered, rich and intense, with lingering spice and chocolate on a long finish. Very focused. Polished." James Suckling

      "This is the headline wine from Lodovico Antinori's Tenuta di Biserno. The hot vintage 2017 Lodovico shows a rich and deeply saturated color with elegant tones of dark fruit, spice, rum cake, dried plum, jerky, charred meat and cured tobacco. Like the Biserno, this special vineyard selection reveals slightly less depth and dimension in terms of mouthfeel. That more compact palate is a common feature of the 2017 vintage in which hard work and severe fruit selection was achieved in order to counter the jammy concentration of the berries. This remains a big wine, however, with the balanced and bright acidity that is a crucial indicator of the wine's undeniable quality and pedigree." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Falstaff: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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      09184317 · 0,75 l · 718,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      539,00 €
    • "Lodovico" Toscana IGT 2017 <br>3 Bottles in OWC

      “Lodovico” Toscana IGT 2017 · 3 Bottles in OWC

      Strong ruby with a black core. Intense and dense nose, opens with blackberry, mulberry and dark currant, tobacco and dark pepper in the background. Polished and velvety in the attack and course, shows lots of juicy fruit, dark berries, fine-meshed, very polished tannin, radiates for a long time with a rich finish. 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 is only allocated to a hand-picked number of importers each year. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Powerful, sparkling ruby violet. Opens with notes of graphite and tobacco, lots of dark berries, especially blueberry and elderberry, some eucalyptus. Also shows a lot of tobacco on the palate, unfolds with grippy tannin, deep earthy components, some tomato paste, firm pressure on the final, but also drying, additional storage is certainly beneficial." Falstaff

      "This has a polished nose of mulberries, cassis, cloves, cedar and lavender. It's full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Plush and creamy with a velvety texture. Layered, rich and intense, with lingering spice and chocolate on a long finish. Very focused. Polished." James Suckling

      "This is the headline wine from Lodovico Antinori's Tenuta di Biserno. The hot vintage 2017 Lodovico shows a rich and deeply saturated color with elegant tones of dark fruit, spice, rum cake, dried plum, jerky, charred meat and cured tobacco. Like the Biserno, this special vineyard selection reveals slightly less depth and dimension in terms of mouthfeel. That more compact palate is a common feature of the 2017 vintage in which hard work and severe fruit selection was achieved in order to counter the jammy concentration of the berries. This remains a big wine, however, with the balanced and bright acidity that is a crucial indicator of the wine's undeniable quality and pedigree." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Falstaff: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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    About the winemakersTenuta di Biserno | AntinoriTuscany | 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