Biondi-Santi – past, present, future

Biondi-Santi Brunello bottles lined up for tasting at the Ritz-Carlton London.

A recent tasting suggests that the seminal Brunello estate is heading back to form, while old vintages made by the late Franco Biondi Santi continue to wow. For detailed background on the changeover, see Walter Speller's report Biondi-Santi and the test of time.

Biondi-Santi, one of Tuscany’s iconic estates, has seen significant change since its sale in 2017 to the French investment group EPI, owners of Charles Heidsieck and Piper-Heidsieck. Giampiero Bertolini, now CEO of Biondi-Santi as well as Isole e Olena, sold to the same group earlier this year, recently played host in London to explain the...