Tenuta di Biserno
Marchese Lodovico Antinori discovered the property back in 1995. He was researching land suitable for extending Ornellaia (Ornellaia is considered one of Italy’s leading Bordeaux-style red wines). What he saw excited him but he recognized that the geology and geography were markedly different from those of Ornellaia. He decided that this will need to be a separate project. Together, with his brother Marchese Piero Antinori and landowner Umberto Mannoni, they decided to breathe life into the potentially fabulous Biserno Estate.
Tenuta di Biserno was planted between 2001 and 2005 and has exceeded all expectations. Tenuta di Biserno is a 49-hectare estate situated in Alta Maremma, coastal, western Tuscany. 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.
Biserno enjoys excellent light and benefits from cooling breezes and perfect sun exposure. 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.
Masterclass Host – Winemaker, Helena Lindberg
Helena Lindberg has been the winemaker since 2004. During all these years she has got to know and familiarize with these soils climate and characteristics. Born and raised in Sweden, Helena Lindberg has an MSc in Chemical Engineering.
She worked in the food industry before developing an interest in wine and winemaking, a passion which took her to Australia in 1994. After spending two years at the Yalumba winery in the Barossa Valley, she moved within the company to Marlborough in New Zealand, where she remained for three years.
Helena returned to Europe in 2000 to work in Languedoc and to attend the Faculté d’Oenologie in Bordeaux. It was during her time in Bordeaux that she came in contact with Lodovico Antinori. In 2004 Helena relocated to Tuscany to become responsible for winemaking.
Helen Lindberg will be your guide through these Super Tuscans along with Eddie McDougall, an Italian varietal pro and fiend. Both experts will bring their expertise to share their passion and knowledge of this iconic region.
Delight your palates on March 23rd with 6 mighty, lip-smacking Super Tuscan wines!
Insoglio del Cinghiale 2015
Insoglio del Cinghiale 2011
Il Pino di Biserno 2010
Biserno Tenuta di Biserno 2012
Biserno Tenuta di Biserno 2010
Lodovico Tenuta di Biserno 2012