Brunello Di Montalcino: Builders of Brunello
America's Mariani family has reshaped this Tuscan wine region
In 1970, a young American wine importer visited Montalcino's most storied estate, Il Greppo, home to Biondi-Santi wines. John Mariani, with his brother Harry, owned a modestly successful New York-based firm called Banfi, which imported a wide range of French and German wines.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 21, 2007.