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Global Traveler Magazine: A Tuscan Tradition – Featuring Biondi-Santi

Global Traveler Magazine: A Tuscan Tradition – Featuring Biondi-Santi

After Seven Generations, Biondi-Santi continues to make magnificent wines "It began in the late 1800s, with Ferruccio Biondi Santi, who built on the work begun by his grandfather, Clemente Santi, and produced the first Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino. Today, seven generations later, the Biondi Santi family still produces the wine at its Tenuta Greppo estate in the Montalcino commune of Tuscany..."
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Eunice Fried, October 1, 2019
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The Wine Advocate: My Visit to Biondi-Santi

The Wine Advocate: My Visit to Biondi-Santi

Published July 31, 2019 By Monica Larner   I set off to my appointment at Il Greppo, the venerated home of Biondi-Santi. This historic estate was recently sold to France’s luxury goods firm Européenne de Participations Industrielles (EPI), and the new owners initially put in a French general manger to oversee the estate. For whatever reason, that didn’t work out. The Frenchman was replaced by an Italian—more pointedly, a Tuscan native who came to Montalcino after years as a very successful manager at Frescobaldi. This visit gave me my first opportunity to meet and spend some time with incoming General...
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Monica Larner, July 31, 2019
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Forbes: Wines of the Week: Two Great Bottles of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Biondi-Santi)

Forbes: Wines of the Week: Two Great Bottles of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Biondi-Santi)

Brian Freedman July 15, 2019 Any discussion about Brunello di Montalcino by definition begins with Biondi-Santi, since they were the first producer to craft the wine under that name: In one of their cellars hangs a copy of a document from the agricultural exposition of 1869 on which the supposed first reference in writing on an official form appears the name “brunello” (it’s in lower-case on the document, I was told, because the powers-that-be didn’t recognize the word as anything but a marketing ploy by the producer). How things have changed in the 150 years since then! Fast-forward to today,...
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Brian Freedman, July 15, 2019
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Forbes: The Best Wine for Celebrating Your 21st Birthday, Or Any Milestone – featuring Biondi-Santi

Forbes: The Best Wine for Celebrating Your 21st Birthday, Or Any Milestone – featuring Biondi-Santi

"When my firstborn celebrated his 21st birthday last year we honored the milestone with a gift I purchased over a decade ago—-a 21 year-old wine. Let’s be clear, not all wines are meant to be consumed 21 years past their vintage date, but some are made precisely for that reason. Finding a wine that improves with 20 or more years of age is not impossible, but why not purchase one that defined winemaking history as well? Biondi-Santi Riserva Brunello di Montalcino is that wine. Montalcino is a walled medieval village that sits high on a hilltop overlooking Tuscany and Brunello di...
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Katie Kelly Bell, June 28, 2019
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A Tuscan Wine Dynasty Forges A New Path

A Tuscan Wine Dynasty Forges A New Path

  Click here to read the entire article at Forbes The Biondi Santi name is inextricably linked with Brunello di Montalcino; however, future generations of this storied family may be more closely linked with Castello di Montepò in DOCG Morellino di Scansano than with their ancestral Tenute Greppo estate. The Santi history of making wine in Montalcino stretches back to the middle ages, when the family was known for their Moscadello di Montalcino, a white wine made from Muscatel grapes. In 1865 Clemente Santi was the first in the region to make high quality wine from 100 percent Sangiovese grapes,...
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, June 18, 2019
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Wine Spectator: Firmly Planted: 3 Decades of a Timeless Biondi-Santi Brunello

Wine Spectator: Firmly Planted: 3 Decades of a Timeless Biondi-Santi Brunello

[caption id="attachment_54256" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Photo by Rick Wenner[/caption] Tancredi Biondi-Santi,  7th generation family member at this historic property sat down with Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson and around 1,000 Brunello fans at the recent New York Wine Experience for a master class in Brunello and a tasting of select vintages dating back to 1983. Read a few key passages from Wine Spectator below: "One family. One estate. One clone of Sangiovese. Fermentation with native yeasts, 36 months of aging in Slavonion oak casks, two years of aging in bottle. “Every riserva is vinified in the same way,” said seventh-generation family member Tancredi Biondi...
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Wilson Daniels, October 23 2018
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Why You Should Check Out These 6 Awesome Italian And French Wine Towns

Why You Should Check Out These 6 Awesome Italian And French Wine Towns

Montalcino (Tuscany) Set on a hillside in the Val d’Orcia, a part of Tuscany offering some of the region’s most phenomenal landscapes, Montalcino, like its larger counterpart Montepulciano, is a major wine town. Here the star attraction is Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy’s costliest wines (prices typically range from about $55 to close to $1500), made entirely from Sangiovese grapes. While archival records show a Brunello produced in the Middle Ages, the local Biondi Santi family pioneered the development of the type of wine that’s made today. You can visit their iconic winery, the Tenuta Greppo, a short drive...
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August 30, 2018
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Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Biondi Santi, Tenuta Il Greppo "The history of the noble Biondi Santi family is inextricably bound up with the Brunello wines of Montalcino—it was an ancestor of the current proprietor, Jacopo, who isolated its revered Sangiovese Grosso grape clone in the 19th century. This most famous of Montalcino estates comes down on the side of tradition, producing monumental, long-lived wines for collectors. This extraordinary estate offers a range of tasting options with cellar visits, but it’s a must to book ahead." Read the full story here.
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Richard Nalley, May 1, 2018
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Time Suspended in a Bottle

Time Suspended in a Bottle

New York, NY – February 8, 2018 --- “Nature is capable of creating beautiful things, you just have to wait” is a simple but emblematic phrase pronounced many years ago by Franco Biondi Santi. This statement perfectly describes the choice Biondi-Santi announces today to respect time as a central part of our production philosophy. It is in this spirit that we have decided to keep both the Brunello Riserva 2012 and the Brunello Annata 2013 in the cellar for an additional twelve months, allowing the bottles more time to refine and express their innate elegance. Each bottle of Brunello Biondi-Santi is a journey to the heart...
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February 8, 2018
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Fine Wine and Spirits Importer Wilson Daniels & Biondi-Santi Announce New Distribution Partnership

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...
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September 19, 2017
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