Behind Ornellaia

Behind Ornellaia

by Westgarth Wines April 26, 2019

Behind every fine wine is a fine winemaker. Behind the Super Tuscan “Ornellaia” is the super winemaker Axel Heinz. How did this Munich-born man become the force behind an Italian wine based on a French variety? Wine-Searcher sat down with Heinz to get his story, which include an education in Bordeaux—a logical stepping stone to being in charge of “Ornellaia” which is typically 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petite Verdot. Read on for more on how Italian terroir influences the wine, Heinz’s favorite vintages, and his pairing recommendations!

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