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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Tenuta di Biserno Campo di Sasso Insoglio del Cinghiale 2012
Tenuta di Biserno Campo di Sasso Insoglio del Cinghiale 2012
(search item no. 128728)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red with purple highlights. The nose is intense and youthful with dark fruits and some balsamic notes like tobacco. The palate is in nice balance with the nose, of medium weight and intensity and with a clean and fresh finish. Drinking beautifully now, this wine will also evolve over the next three years.
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About Tenuta di Biserno :

Marchese Lodovico Antinori discovered the property of Tenuta di Biserno near Bibbona, in the Alta Maremma area of Tuscany, in 1994, while looking for additional land to expand his Tenuta dell’Ornellaia vineyard. Given its proximity to Bolgheri, it is not surprising he was at first struck by the similarity in terroir. What he found in Bibbona, however, had so much potential, he was inspired to develop a quite different plan. With more hills and stones than nearby Bolgheri, this land appeared to be ideally suited to produce a new and different wine. In 2001 Lodovico and his brother, Piero, established Tenuta di Biserno as an elite wine estate.

"One of the big developments is the release of two vintages of a new wine from Tenuta di Biserno. Biserno is the new family-owned winery of brothers Piero and Lodovico Antinori, located just outside the appellation of Bolgheri… I find the style of the property's wines already to be a fascinating combination of Ornellaia's and Sassicaia's, emphasizing the generosity of the former and the firmness and backbone of the latter."
Wine Spectator
James Suckling
October 31, 2007