Brunello Di Montalcino: Builders of Brunello
America's Mariani family has reshaped this Tuscan wine region
From the Jul 31, 2007, issue
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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