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January 7, 2016
Salvatore Ferragamo To Make Amphorae Wines In Il Borro
Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed fashion legend of the same title, is trying his hand at making amphorae wines made from Sangiovese and Chardonnay at his property in Il Borro in Italy.
Salvatore Ferragamo holding a bottle of his wine, Il Borro, a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, in front of a Salvatore Ferragamo shop in Hong Kong
Talking at an occasion hosted by its importer Watson’s Wine in the present day, the youthful Ferragamo, revealed that he’s making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins saved in touch with the clay vessel for one year, mimicking the normal fashion of winemaking generally present in Georgia.
“Unlike French oak, amphorae doesn’t give the wine notes of tobacco or spices, it focuses more on the fruit notes of the wine,” he explains, adding that the inherent structure of the amphorae he’s using permits wine to have ‘subtle’ contact with oxygen, giving it a special character, which is one thing that he’s wanting to discover.
The clay is sourced locally and is made by a local amphorae maker in Italy. It’s not uncommon to see wineries in northern Italy making amphorae wines.
Named ‘Petruna’, the red wine only produces 3,000 bottles a year and made its debut in 2015. Expanding on the subject, Ferragamo added that he’s experimenting with “a secret project”, which is making a Chardonnay with the identical method.
Jokingly describing himself as “the farmer of the family”, different from other relations who adopted patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous style business, the younger Ferragamo dipped his toes in wine business at an early age.
In 1993, the household has bought a property in Il Borro in Tuscany, roughly 45 minutes’ drive from Florence, and turned it right into a luxurious leisure complicated, Il ferragamo new belt Borro, with 45 hectares below vine.
Tasked with the agricultural aspect of the household enterprise, he stated, “I have one twin brother. He likes trend, and i like wine, so it labored out perfectly,” increasing that for any family members who wish to join Ferragamo empire, he or she must have a university degree, an MBA and three years of working expertise outdoors of the group.