Whilst the Ornellaia name is synonymous with polished, top-quality Tuscan red wine, it’s markedly less often that one hears of the importance of the terroirs of the Ornellaia Bolgheri estate.
With a view to changing people’s understanding of the winemaking process at his estate, Oenologist and Estate Director Axel Heinz travelled to Toronto for a fascinating seminar breaking down of the component parts that go into both Ornellaia and its sister wine, Le Volte, stressing the importance of the differing terroirs in the final assemblage.
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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And that was a fascinating lunchtime tasting. Quite the eye-opener.