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Brunello Investigation

Mitch Frank, James Suckling
Issue: October 15, 2009

The Brunello di Montalcino investigation appears closed after Italy’s financial police, the Guardia di Finanza, released its final report in late July. But the report offered little clarity. The report was the culmination of a nearly two-year investigation launched by Siena public prosecutor Nino Calabrese, who has accused several Montalcino wineries of using grapes other than Sangiovese in their Brunellos di Montalcino and Rossos di Montalcino, in violation of appellation rules.

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