In 2001, the Antinori brothers Lodovico and Piero, together with their cousin Niccolò Marzichi Lenzi and shareholder Umberto Mannoni, launched a new winery. A few years earlier, Lodovico recognised the potential of the unique terroir in Alta Maremma, Tuscany and bought the estate. As Lodovico was then still busy with Tenuta dell' Ornellaia and Masseto, the estate remained out of the picture for the first few years. However, when Lodovico was busy selling Ornellaia and Masseto to the Frescobaldi family and Robert Mondavi, ideas for a new winery resurfaced. Thus Tenuta di Biserno was born; in addition to Biserno, the foursome also founded Tenuta Campo di Sasso.
The gently rolling hills, sea breezes and alluvial soil combine to create a special microclimate. The soil consists of calcareous clay, stone and is rich in calcium carbonate. At Biserno, they work with international grape varieties, such as cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. A total of 40 hectares of vineyards are planted. Besides having the perfect terroir, the vineyards also offer fantastic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The portfolio consists of three wines: Biserno, Il Pino di Biserno and a rosé called SOF. The former is the house's flagship wine. Biserno is a classic Bordeaux blend and is made from the best plots. After destemming, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine then matures for 15 months in 85% new French oak barriques and a further 6 months in bottle. The Il Pino di Biserno is also fermented in stainless steel tanks. The difference is in the ageing. Indeed, of the Il Pino, only 60% matures in French oak for a period of 12 months. The vinification process is led by winemaker Helena Lindberg. In this, she is assisted by renowned consultant Michel Rolland. Tenuta di Biserno's two Super Tuscans are a beautiful reflection of the special terroir of Alta Maremma.
Tenuta di Biserno's best vintages are: 2015 and 2016.Read more