• "Insoglio del Cinghiale" Toscana IGT 2017

      “Insoglio del Cinghiale” Toscana IGT 2017

      Deep ruby red, a delicate wood note in the bouquet, which results from the fact that approx. 45% of the wine is stored for a short time in barriques. Fresh scent of cherries, dense pithy taste of good structure and length. The tannins still strong, but by no means aggressive. A strong personality wine from Antinoris noble forge Tenuta di Biserno. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Gorgeous brambleberries, roasted herbs and soaked blueberries show on the nose and follow through to a full body with ripe tannins and a fruity finish. Spicy, too." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Insoglio Del Cinghiale is fabulous. That's pretty much all there is to it. Rich, boisterous and super-expressive, the 2017 captures all of the natural radiance of this warm, dry year in its soft curves and voluptuous personality. Succulent red cherry, raspberry jam, mocha, spice and leather all build as the 2017 shows off its alluring personality. Although perhaps not the last word on complexity, the 2017 is flat-out delicious and so easy to drink. Another few years in bottle will favor the development of more nuance, but the 2017 is virtually impossible to resist now." Antonio Galloni

      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 33% Cabernet Franc, 32% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 5 months barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09183217 ·  0,75 l · 29,76 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,32 €
    • "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

      • 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 incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,32 €
    • "Il Pino di Biserno" Toscana IGT 2016

      “Il Pino di Biserno” Toscana IGT 2016

      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 red is complex and balanced, showing herbal and olive aromas and flavors, along with black currant, iron and tobacco notes. Firm tannins mark the finish as this persists, revealing fruit and savory herb details." Wine Spectator

      "Aromas of crushed raspberries, earth, white pepper, and lemon rind follow through to a medium body, light tannins and a clean finish. Fine and clean. Needs a year or two to soften." James Suckling

      "Thick and richly endowed, the 2016 Il Pino di Biserno (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon) is a full-bodied Tuscan blend with dark fruit, spice, tobacco, tar and licorice, all delivered with seamless execution and care. This wine offers thick density followed by deep layers of sweet spice and succulent black fruit." Robert Parker

      "The 2016 Il Pino di Biserno is powerful, if rather somber. Dark fruit, scorched earth, graphite, leather, tobacco and torrefaction add to an impression of depth and gravitas. Readers will have to be patient with the 2016, as it needs at least a few years in bottle to shed some of its formidable tannic heft. Even today, though, the 2016 is impressive. I especially admire the way it pulses with energy and tension." VINOUS

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:94+ points
      • Wine Spectator :91 points
      • James Suckling: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: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 69 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,68
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184016 · 0,75 l · 64,85 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      48,64 €
    • "Biserno" Toscana IGT 2016

      “Biserno” Toscana IGT 2016

      Unique Supertuscan from Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Ripe bouquet of dark fruits and excellently integrated, spicy oak wood notes, along with a 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

      "Rich, deep ruby red. Opened with earthy notes, some truffle and leather, dark tobacco, ripe plums, exciting. Full and supple on the palate, it completely lines the palate, lots of fine-meshed tannin embedded in sweet enamel, firm pressure, very long." Falstaff

      "Complex aromas of dark fruit and smoky meat with hints of black licorice. Subtle yet rich. Full bodied, very velvety and round yet fine grained in the tannins. Extremely long and juicy." James Suckling

      "Black currant, violet, mint, bell pepper, tobacco and spice aromas and flavors permeate this red. Lean and taut, with fine overall balance and plenty of reserve in the tank." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Biserno is a softly textured wine with enormous richness, plushness and softness. The bouquet opens to profound depth with thick layers of dark fruit, sweet spice, chocolate, tar and camphor ash. Biserno is a large-frame, full-bodied blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This vintage delivers enormous precision, grace and sharpness; however, the lasting impression it leaves is one of power, opulence and irresistible concentration. This wine speaks generously to all the senses, and to your heart." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:98+ points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:97 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: 4,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,59
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09184116 · 0,75 l · 181,83 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      136,37 €
    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