Within the estate there is a very individual parcel, set apart, which was found to produce wines of a very particular, unique character and personality. Like Masseto in the past, Vigna Lodovico, provides the Biserno estate’s jewel in the crown. Lodovico is an extraordinary wine, produced in tiny amounts and only in vintages where all the elements come together to create the very best possible translation of this site. The vineyard is managed, throughout the year, with passion and rigorous attention to detail. To date, the Marchese’s perfectionism has only allowed five vintages to be released, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 averaging 6.000 bottles per vintage.
95 Points - The Wine Advocate
"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." Monica Lancer
Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer
The site for Tenuta di Biserno was discovered by Lodovico Antinori in 1995, whilst he was researching land suitable for extending Ornellaia. He realised that whilst the geology and geography were remarkably different from those at Ornellaia given that they were much hillier and stonier, the site was indeed something to get excited about and should be a separate project. As it stood, Lodovico was freed from Ornellaia with an historic change in ownership and he entered into a technical relationship with his brother Marchese Piero Antinori and landowner Umberto Mannoni. Together, they decided to breathe life into the potentially fabulous Biserno Estate.
Tenuta di Biserno is a 49 hectare 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. 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 range consists of the top wine Lodovico, Biserno and Il Pino di Biserno.