No question that the 2011 Biserno is an impeccably executed wine. The deft hand of the winemaker is on full display thanks to integrated oak notes and fleshly extraction. The fruit is very ripe, as 2011 showed heat spikes toward the end of the growing season. Mature fruit tones of blackberry and dried currant are backed by forest floor, licorice, tilled earth and grilled herb. The mouthfeel is also a bit heavier and richer compared to the fresher 2009 and 2010 vintages. This wine still needs time to evolve and flesh out. Drink from 2018-2030.
Producer Information: Tenuta di Biserno
The project began in 2001 when brothers Lodovico and Piero Antinori , together with their nephew Niccolo 'Marzichi Lenzi, and share-holder Umberto Mannoni , decided to bring it to life and write the story of Tenuta di Biserno and Tenuta Campo di Sasso .
Tenuta di Biserno is located in the commune of Bibbona in the Alta Maremma, bordering the historic village of Bolgheri to the north.
The exceptional terroir, the unique Bolgheri Conglomerate soil, the natural conditions, the wind exposure, and the microclimate combine to allow vines of exceptional quality to grow, which in turn give us wines which are unique, authentic and distinctive.
The Tenuta di Biserno estate extends to over 40 hectares and is situated at 90 meters above sea level. The soils are very stoney, they are principally alluvial, with some calcareous clay, rich in calcium carbonate. The vineyards are cultivated mainly with Cabernet Franc , Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot . The combination of the maritime influence of the nearby Mediterranean, and the distinct aspects of different vineyards, results in the two distinct production styles of Biserno and Il Pino di Biserno .