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Magazine Archives: July 31, 2007

Brunello Di Montalcino: Builders of Brunello

America's Mariani family has reshaped this Tuscan wine region
Mitch Frank
Issue: July 31, 2007


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.

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