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Interview with the Winemaker – Renzo Cotarella

At the school (La Scuola) at Eataly NY, we recently had the pleasure of hosting one of the most significant figures in Italian winemaking:  Renzo Cotarella.  Originally from Umbria, Sign. Cotarella has been working with the Antinori properties since 1981 and is the chief enologist and CEO of all Antinori winemaking estates.  He is ultimately responsible for nearly fifty million bottles of wine, but despite the prestige, he’s inexorably modest and outgoing.  The following clip concerning the 2007 vintage of Solaia displays Sign. Cotarella’s keen sense of winemaking’s subtleties and his unwavering hegemony.

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