Text of the Minister’s decree

1. The Central Inspectorate for Quality Monitoring of Food and Farm Products — Firenze [Florence] Peripheral Area Office (subsequently ICQ [Central Quality Inspectorate, Firenze Office]) — is the official monitoring body designated to release declarations of the wine’s conformity with the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (hereinafter “declaration”).
2. The declaration will be released by the ICQ Firenze Office in response to a request made by companies that export DOCG Brunello to the United States of America.
3. The declaration (which must follow guidelines attached to this decree) must include an original and two copies, reporting the same protocol number and date.

(Translation by American wine blogger Jeremy Parzen.)

The decree states that certification will be given no later than 15 days after samples are submitted.

The decree is valid until 31 december 2008.


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