Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot Petit Verdot Tuscany Italy
Tenuta di Biserno is in western Tuscany, along the Upper Maremma, among the hills of Bibbona, bordering the DOC Bolgheri. The vineyards of Bibbona and Bolgheri relate to each other very much in the manner of Saint Emilion and Pomerol. A statuesque cepage of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, Il Pino di Biserno is the second growth of Tenuta Biserno.
The vines at Tenuta di Biserno are grown to some very special soils, complex silts, alluvial sands, a high percentage of clay and a conglomerate rich in minerals, recognizable upon tasting the wines. As with the established practices of neighboring Bolgheri DOC, Bordeaux varietals were planted with a view to exploiting the unique soils which are very akin to those found in the Medoc. Fruit is vinified for three to four weeks at 28C, followed by a course of malolactic in a combination of barrels and tank. The wines are matured twelve months in a selection of prior use French oak barriques and vats, assembled, bottled and aged for another six months before release.
Intense, bright ruby red. Ripe, soft fruit aromatics, spicy notes, eucalyptus and Mediterranean maquis. A fruit filled palate, ripe acids and supple oak are supported by fine, ripe tannins before a long, elegant finish. The relatively high percentage of Petit Verdot has surprised many wine professionals for it's contribution to the overall structure and balance.