15722 Falls Road, Sparks Glencoe, MD, USA
Like many Italian immigrants, Bertero Basignani’s grandparents, Annunziata and Scandiano Bechini, brought the practice of home winemaking with them from Italy. Following in their footsteps, Bert aspired to carry on the family tradition. In 1974 he, and wife Lynne, planted 60 vines. In 1986, after winning many amateur winemaking judgings, and at the urging of friends who had sampled and approved of their wine, Bert and Lynne decided to take the plunge and start Basignani Winery.
This dry white is sourced from the famed Montbray Vineyard in Carroll County, MD, where Hamilton Mowbray produced ground-breaking wines from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. 100% Seyval Blanc, this wine is very dry and very light. Similar to a Sauvignon Blanc but without the grassy flavors associated with it.
Elena is a blend of white French-American hybrid grapes sourced entirely from our estate vineyard. It is about 90% Seyval Blanc with some Burdin, Villard Blanc, and Chardonnay blended in. It is very light and dry, but with good fruit, similar to Pinot Grigio in style. The wine is named after the owners' youngest daughter, Elena.
A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Cabernet Franc, this wine is soft and chewy with wonderful core of brier fruits and blueberry. Oak is present but not dominant and there are nice soft tannins on the finish. It is the lightest and most approachable of our three Cabernets.
A deliciously sweet dessert wine with a residual sugar content of 7%. Vidal is a hybrid grape with very fruity flavors including pink grapefruit, pineapple, and melon. Great for after dinner with fruit desserts or before as an aperitif.
Dark, juicy fruit surrounding a core of graphite, earth, and oak. All Maryland fruit. Aged for two years in French oak.
Light, and fruity this wine is similar to a Beaujolais. It is fruit forward with very little tannins. Mostly made up of French-American hybrid grapes, Chambourcin, Marechal Foch, and Chancellor, it is very unique. Named after the winemakers oldest daughter, Marisa.
The first Port-styled wine from Basignani. 20% abv and about 8% residual sugar, this wine is perfect for late night after dinner. The grapes are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
This sweet blush wine is very refreshing when chilled on a warm day. It is made from a blend of grapes both white and red with a residual sugar of 6%.
This is a dry rosé with just a hint of sweetness with a residual sugar of 1.4%. It is a blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, Vidal Blanc, and Chambourcin.
A semi-sweet red wine based on our Marisa, a blend of French-American hybrid grapes. This wine starts out tasting a little dry but finishes with a wonderful sweetness. Very grapey, its almost like what you thought wine tasted like when you were a little kid, delicious.
Spicy pear, and tropical fruits dominate but with an under current of French oak that leaves a broad swath of buttered toast on your palate. Sourced from some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the state of Maryland over 30 year-old vines at our estate vineyard.
This special Reserve Cuvee is a blend of 50% Chambourcin, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% Chancellor. It is a little like a baby ruby Port with 14% ABV and 8% residual sugar.