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U.S. gives approval for import of scandalized Brunello wine

on 15/03/11 at 11:13 am


Brunello di Montalcino 2006 - a 93 point vintage

The U.S. has given approval for the iconic Italian wine Brunello di Montalcino, which had been involved in a quality scandal, to be imported into the country.

The U.S. Department of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), in a statement released last week, said that since Italy had certified the 2006 vintage it would allow the vintage to be sold in the U.S.

U.S. collectors represent roughly 25 percent of the market for the storied Tuscan red, which fetches hundreds of dollars a bottle at auction.

“TTB announces that the Government of Italy has certified that the 2006 vintage … meets all the requirements for the denomination,” the statement said.

{Full story via Reuters}

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