Tenuta Di Biserno Insoglio Del Cinghiale IGT 2019 - Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
This is great……and here’s why!93/100 James Suckling
91/100 Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
91/100 Wine Enthusiast
James Suckling "..Lovely depth of fruit....It’s wonderfully polished and rich with smooth, velvety tannins. A medium-to-full-bodied red with layers of blackberries, blueberries, sandalwood, dried geranium and licorice.”
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate "...This wine is all about primary fruit intensity, and if fruity freshness is what you're looking for, you get it here in spades.....From the Campo di Sasso vineyard in Bibbona (the village adjacent to Bolgheri along the Tuscan coast), the Tenuta di Biserno 2019 Insoglio del Cinghiale is an easy blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It opens to a bright ruby color and offers dried raspberry, cherry and wild plum. ”
Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast; "..It's medium-bodied and smooth, featuring blueberry, blackberry, and star anise alongside polished tannins....A blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot, this lithe red has aromas of cassis, blue flower, and oak-driven spice.”
Insoglio del Cinghiale is Biserno's flagship wine. It is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot and is only made in the very best vintages.
Lutz Heimrich "(Founder of Tenuta Di Biserno), Lodovico Antinori is one of the founders of the meteoric rise of Bolgheri wines in the Maremma. He recognized the potential of this region on the hills along the coast of Tuscany at the Tyrrhenian Sea."
Tenuta di Biserno is a renouned Italian wine producer, located on the borders of Bolgheri in Tuscany. The Estate is a collaboration between Marchese Lodovico Antinori, creator of Italian legends Ornellaia and Masseto, his brother Marchese Piero Antinori, President of acclaimed Antinori Wines, and legendary oenologist, Michel Rolland. Tenuta di Biserno produces a collection of Super Tuscan wines under the IGT Toscana designation.
Bolgheri is a relatively young yet prestigious Italian appellation in Tuscany that producers many impressive Super Tuscan red wines. Bolgheri is located in the Maremma on the Tuscan coast. It is known mainly for deeply coloured, supple yet ageworthy red wines, usually based on the Bordeaux grape varieties. The winemaking region features sloping coastal vineyards close to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
As recently as the 1970s, the area had little reputation for wine production in contrast to the prime Tuscan vineyards further up in the hills. Then, in 1978, in an infamous blind tasting arranged by Decanter Magazine, the 1972 vintage of a largely unknown wine called Sassicaia, beat a number of top Bordeaux wines. This put Bolgheri on the map and contributed to the regions now international fame.
Tuscany is Italy's third most planted region (behind Sicily and Apulia) but it is eighth in terms of output, reflecting both the poor soil of Tuscany and deliberate efforts to limit yields and increase the quality in the wine. After Piedmont and the Veneto, Tuscany produces the third-highest volume of DOC/DOCG wines. More than 80% of the regions' production is in red wine, with the Sangiovese grape being Tuscany's' most prominent grape. Trebbiano is the leading white variety of the region.
The history of viticulture in Tuscany dates back to the Etruscans in the 8th century BC. From the fall of the Roman Empire and throughout the Middle Ages, monasteries were the main purveyors of wines in the region. As the aristocratic and merchant classes emerged, they inherited the share-cropping system of agriculture known as mezzadria. Many Tuscan landowners would turn their half of the grape harvest into wine that would be sold to merchants in Florence. Following the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Tuscany returned to the rule of the Habsburgs. Chianti, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscan are Tuscany’s best known wines.
Super Tuscan refers to a style of red wine that originated in Tuscany, Italy, in the early 1970s. Many examples come from the region of Maremma, on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast in the southwest of Tuscany. The earliest Super Tuscan wines were high quality red wines made by noble winemaking families that did not fit into the Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) classification system because they used grapes not allowed by the rules of the DOCs in the region.
Super Tuscan wines vary in style, but the influence of Bordeaux is apparent in their use of new oak barrels and French grapes like cabernet sauvignon and merlot in addition to sangiovese, the classic grape of Tuscany. The best Super Tuscans are rich and full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and spice from oak, and can age for decades.