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Wine Spectator Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson caught up with Ornellaia’s star winemaker, Axel Heinz, on Straight Talk, the publication’s twice weekly Instagram Live interview series.
The engaging interview covered several topics, spanning from his winemaking philosophy and Ornellaia’s evolution since he joined, to how the winery has pivoted during the pandemic. It should be noted that he has the longest tenure (15 years) of any estate director at the winery, and under his leadership they’ve acquired new vineyards and introduced white wines into the portfolio.
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