Tenuta di Biserno
The Antinori name may resonate throughout the wine world but Lodovico Antinori’s reputation is pitched at a unique frequency. Legendary, maverick, genius, headstrong – all apply but his imagination, vision and drive have created unequalled world class wines in the past, and Tenuta di Biserno, his new and he says involvement, is testimony to his unique talents. Lodovico discovered the property which would become Tenuta di Biserno back in 1995, whilst researching land suitable for extending Ornellaia.
He asked his friend Michel Rolland to become his consultant, when developing Biserno. Their relationship goes back to the Tenuta dell’Ornellaia and Masseto days, in the mid-eighties, and remains strong and constant.
Tenuta di Biserno is a 49 hectares estate, situated in Alta Maremma, coastal, western Tuscany, nestling amongst the hills of Bibbona. It borders the historic village of Bolgheri and enjoys beautiful views towards the Tyrrhenian Sea – a special place indeed.
Just on the border we find the vineyard Bellaria (beautiful air) the northern exposure of which is within Biserno with the southern exposure within Bolgheri. It is this extraordinary site which houses the celebrated vineyard of Lodovico itself, 6 hectares of spectacular terroir, within Biserno, widely regarded as the best in the area. Given the terroir, and the range of soils, Lodovico planted exclusively Bordeaux varietals, principally Cabernet Franc, followed by Merlot, some Cabernet Sauvignon and surprisingly high proportions of Petit Verdot. The soil is very varied. High density, maritime sediments and clay, on well-sheltered, north-west slopes, provide ideal conditions for Merlot whilst free-draining gravelly sites, higher up, are perfect for the Cabernets Franc.
The vineyards are planted at 6,500 vines per hectare, cordon-trained, with grass between the rows to restrict the young vines’ natural vigour. Yields are restricted to 1 kg per plant = 1 bottle per plant.
For all those who want to enjoy the beauty of our estate, we offer exclusive guided tours of the Estate of Biserno, including a tour of the vineyards and a tasting of our wines and typical Tuscan products. We can customized packages for every need, and we also organize private dining for groups or companies. You can buy our wines at the Enoteca during the opening hours to the public. We receive visitors by appointment only.
We invite you to discover and taste our wines that are produced and aged with passion.
Tenuta di Biserno is one of the preferred wineries on the Michel Rolland Selection.
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