Montalcino producers are not suspected of using Apulian wine in the production of Brunello, said the Siena prosecutor’s office on Friday.
As the Brunellopoli or Brunellogate scandal continues to unfold, Siena prosecutor Nino Calabrese issued the following statement Friday to WineNews.it.
“I am abstemious,” said Calabrese. “I do not read newspapers. I prefer literature and I do not issue statements to the press. In this case, however, it is necessary to give some clarity. This office is verifying whether or not grape-growers have respected appellation regulations for Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The investigation is still pending. There is no truth, however, to what has been reported by certain members of the media regarding the use of wines from the region of Apulia in the production of Brunello.”
According the the website, the statement was issued exclusively to WineNews.it.