Fine Wine and Spirits Importer Wilson Daniels & Biondi-Santi Announce New Distribution Partnership
New York, NY, September 19, 2017 – Fine wine and spirits importer Wilson Daniels and iconic Tuscan producer Biondi-Santi are proud to announce that effective October 1, 2017, Wilson Daniels will become the sole US importer of the wines of Biondi-Santi, renowned for making Brunello di Montalcino one of the world’s most famous wines.
“We are thrilled to begin this relationship with Biondi-Santi, which fits perfectly into our portfolio of the most exclusive wines in the world,” said Wilson Daniels president Rocco Lombardo. “Our goal is to set the benchmark for fine wine in the United States, and having the opportunity to import one of Italy’s iconic wines is an important step in achieving that aim.”
Jacopo Biondi Santi stated, “We are confident that this partnership is a wonderful opportunity to accelerate the international development of Biondi-Santi. Wilson Daniels’ experience and expertise in fine wine in the United States was essential for us in choosing them as our exclusive importer, and we are very excited to be re-entering the US with a partner that we know very well. Our partnership will also be essential in continuing to grow the awareness and excellence of the brand in the United States.”
The first Biondi-Santi wines to be imported in October will be the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Annata and the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. The Annata, made from vines aged ten to 25 years old, are aged for at least 36 months in barrel and 12 months in bottle. The Riserva, made from only the best vines over 25 years old, and only in the best vintages, are also aged for 36 months in barrel and usually spend more than 24 months in bottle. In addition, access to library wines dating as far back as the late 1800s will be part of the long-term plan for future offerings in the US market since Biondi-Santi Brunello is particularly renowned for its elegance and extraordinary longevity.
About Wilson Daniels
Founded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a family-owned importer and marketer representing a portfolio of luxury wines and spirits. Based in Napa Valley, Wilson Daniels upholds the high standards set by founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels — with a keen focus on long-term strategic partnerships with family-owned and operated properties that possess a profound respect for terroir. To learn more — www.wilsondaniels.com.
Biondi-Santi, founded in the 16th century in Tuscany, is one of the most renowned wine estates in Italy. The Biondi Santi family, at the origin of the celebrated “Brunello di Montalcino” wine, has ensured the excellence of its wines for seven generations, reaping awards from leading international wine experts on numerous occasions. Jacopo Biondi Santi, 6th generation, has been the Winemaker since 2010 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tenuta Biondi-Santi Spa in 2017 when EPI
(French Luxury Group owner of Piper-Heidsieck, Charles Heidsieck, Château la Verrerie, Bonpoint and J.M. Weston) signed a strategic partnership with the Biondi-Santi family. His son Tancredi is also member of the Board and now serves the family estate along with his father. Olivier Adnot, was appointed CEO of Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Srl and overlooks the expansion of the brand along with the Biondi-Santi family.