About Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo
While Ferruccio Biondi-Santi made the very first bottle of Brunello in the late 1800s, the contemporary age of Il Greppo came when Franco Biondi-Santi took over from his father, Tancredi Biondi-Santi, and founded the Il Greppo estate in 1970. Franco’s high standards and uncompromising adherence to his forebears’ winemaking practices brought the estate to new heights, thus launching Brunello onto the world stage and setting the gold standard for traditional, age-worthy Brunello. Franco passed away in 2013, and today’s Il Greppo is helmed by Jacopo and Alessandra Biondi-Santi, Franco’s children, though French corporation EPI holds a majority stake in the estate. Under this new control, Biondi-Santi’s vines are being replanted and upgrades are being made to the cantina; however, the 67-acre Il Greppo estate continues its practice of crafting fine, age-worthy Brunello and captivating Rosso di Montalcino wines. Indeed, the estate extended the aging time of its Brunello from five to six years, and it’s started special paired releases of a recent Brunello Riserva with a mature bottling, both commitments to the belief that while time may pass, but a Biondi-Santi Brunello is eternal.