Brunello Under Fire

Italian authorities impound wines as part of investigation
Jo Cooke
Issue: June 15, 2008

The normally peaceful Tuscan hilltop town of Montalcino, home to one of Italy's prized red wines, is in a state of turmoil, as Italy's financial police, the Guardia di Finanza, seized several top producers' remaining stocks of Brunello di Montalcino 2003 in early April, on suspicion that the wines were made from grapes other than Sangiovese.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 14, 2008.

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