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In Memoriam: Franco Biondi Santi of Montalcino Dies

Mitch Frank, Bruce Sanderson
Issue: June 15, 2013

Franco Biondi Santi, the patriarch of the Tuscan estate many credit with creating Brunello di Montalcino, died April 7. He was 91. From his family's property, Il Greppo, not far from the town of Montalcino, Biondi Santi was a fierce champion of traditional Brunello. Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank and Bruce Sanderson report.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 13, 2013.

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