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Biondi Santi Brunello Montalcino

The story of Biondi Santi and the Greppo estate is also the story of Brunello itself. It all begins with Clemente Santi, who owned many lands between Montalcino and Pienza, and dedicates a large part of his activity to agriculture, managing to obtain for the first time in 1865 a Tuscan red wine from Brunello grapes of great complexity and with great aging potential, also winning the prize at the Paris Expo that year. From then on, the modern history of Brunello di Montalcino began as a great Italian red wine with high aging potential. Clemente Santi’s daughter Caterina married Jacopo Biondi, a Florentine doctor. They had a son, Ferruccio Biondi, who inherited the passion for vineyards and wines and combined the surnames to pay homage to the origins of the family and in particular of the mother. Ferruccio went through various difficulties related to the period including phylloxera, but while the other winegrowers were looking for the ready drink for their red wines he wanted to differentiate himself by moving towards the creation of even more long-lived wines of only Sangiovese grapes, starting a clonal selection of his own grapes and laying the foundations for the future Tuscan trend of producing pure Sangiovese wines. After him, his son Tancredi dedicated himself further to improving the wine and began to export the product to various foreign markets, strengthening the name and awareness of Brunello di Montalcino in the world. After him it is the turn of Franco Biondi Santi, who in turn learned the winemaking techniques from his father and continued to produce Reserves of incomparable pride; he also has the merit of having increased the production of Brunello from the historic 4 hectares to the current 25 hectares. Currently in the company we also see the inclusion of the two children Jacopo and Alessandra, one for the oenological aspect and the other for the commercial one.

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Biondi Santi Brunello Montalcino

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