Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot Petit Verdot Tuscany Italy
Lodovico and Piero Antinori surveyed the stunning landscapes along the Upper Maremma, among the hillsides of Bibbona, bordering the DOC Bolgheri. They were struck by the similarities of soil between the prosepective Biserno vineyards and Bordeaux, inspiring them to plant Cabernet Franc, the dominant component in Pino di Biserno, joined by varying percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A rich cepage of the requisite Bordeaux varietals which have found a new home amongst the silty, alluvial clays and rich sand soils in Tuscany's west.
Grapes yielding a mere 1½ bottles are selectively hand picked off vines grown to very special soils, complex silts, alluvial sands, a high percentage of clay and a conglomerate rich in minerals, unique influences of terroir which are recognizable in the finished wines, all very similar to those found in Bordeaux. Berries are further sorted upon arrival to the Biserno wineworks, de-stemmed, gently crushed and vinified for three to four weeks at 28C before being treated to full malolactic in a combination of barrels and fermenters. Matured twelve months in a selection of French oak barriques and vats, before the final assemblage, bottling and a further six months ageing under the Biserno cellars before release. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep bright ruby red in colour. Intense nose with ripe berries, dark chocolate and spicy oak. The concentration of fruit is supported by fine, ripe tannins, lending structure and balance for a harmonious wine with a splendid, generous middle palate before along and elegant finish.