Red, Ready, but will keep

2007 Lodovico Antinori Tenuta Di Biserno Tuscany

2007 Lodovico Antinori Tenuta Di Biserno Tuscany

Red | Ready, but will keep | Tenuta di Biserno | Code:  20181 | 2007 | Italy > Tuscany > IGT Tuscany | Cab.Sauvignon Blend | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 15.0 % alcohol


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The Wine Advocate


The Wine Advocate - The 2007 Lodovico, sadly, is showing signs of Brettanomyces that proves a little too distracting. The blend here (and for the other editions of Lodovico) is mostly Cabernet Franc with Merlot (not always included), and some 10% to 15% Petit Verdot. This last variety is being used in greater percentages as we get to the newer vintages. This edition shows sour fruit notes followed by smoked bacon and Bresaola. You might still catch a glimpse of its promise, but if you have a bottle in your cellar you might already be too late.
Monica Larner - 31/08/2018

Antonio Galloni - The estate's 2007 Lodovico is maturing at a faster pace than I had originally envisioned. White truffles, dark red stone fruits, spices leather and the first signs of tertiary complexity all flesh out in the glass. There is plenty of detail and nuance, but I don't see things improving too much from here.
Antonio Galloni - - Sep 2014

The Producer

Tenuta di Biserno

Tenuta di Biserno

The Grape

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

The Region

IGT Tuscany

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