Mostly Cabernet Franc with small quantities of Petit Verdot, the 2011 Lodovico is a monument to a man. This is the newest edition to Lodovico Antinori’s Biserno portfolio and the results are just as burly, extravagant and sophisticated as the man behind the bottle. This canvas is covered in large brush strokes of cigar ash, dark fruit, tobacco and dark chocolate. It sports very wide shoulders and a muscular build that is supported by a firming tannic structure. This wine should be put aside in your cellar for a decade or longer. 95/100 RP
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 .