Wine Spectator 90 points - Slightly jammy aromas, with raspberry and blackberry jam and Indian spices. Full-bodied, with a serious depth of ripe fruit and coffee bean, treacle tart and spice notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best after 2011. 2,300 cases made. –JS
(Oct 31 2009)
Coronato is a Bolgheri DOC wine from our estate, Tenuta dei Pianali, located in the southern part of the region. A typical Bolgheri blend where Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant, this is a wonderfully elegant wine with a good structure. The present tannins make it a perfect paring for Beef Stakes.
|Tenuta di Biserno continues the Antinori family's winemaking legacy, which dates back 26 generations covering a span of more than 600 years. In 1994, while looking to expand his Tenuta dell'Ornellaia vineyard, Marchese Lodovico Antinori came upon the property of Tenuta di Biserno near Bibbona in Tuscany's Alta Maremma. 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 this elite wine estate and Lodovico provides the day-to-day direction for the estate. The Tenuta di Biserno estate is comprised of approximately 150 acres divided into three vineyards planted to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah. The entire area is heavily influenced by its proximity to the coast, but the varieties selected for each of the 30 parcels that make up the planted acres were carefully selected based on slope, soil composition, exposure and the influence of sea breezes. Helena Lindberg is the winemaker, with Michel Rolland in a consulting winemaker capacity. Ranieri Orsini is the vineyard manager. Currently the wines are crafted in a well-equipped winery built for exclusive use in a nearby village, until the new state-of-the-art, gravity-flow winery, which will be located in the center of the vineyards, is completed. James Suckling noted in the Wine Spectator in October 2007 - "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.”