Prominent Tuscan wine producer Marchesi de' Frescobaldi has opted to go to court to clear its name following allegations of wine fraud, first reported in Wine Spectator in 2005. Investigators allege that the estate's winemakers used a higher percentage of grapes from southern Italy than is legally acceptable in the production of some wines made at the vintner's Fattoria di Castiglioni estate in Montespertoli, southwest of Florence.
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