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January 8, 2016
Salvatore Ferragamo To Make Amphorae Wines In Il Borro
Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed style legend of the identical identify, is trying his hand at making amphorae wines made from Sangiovese and Chardonnay at his estate in Il Borro in Italy.
Salvatore Ferragamo holding a bottle of his wine, Il Borro, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, in entrance of a Salvatore Ferragamo shop in Hong Kong
Talking at an occasion hosted by its importer Watson’s Wine at the moment, the younger Ferragamo, revealed that he’s making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins kept involved with the clay vessel for one 12 months, mimicking the standard model of winemaking generally found 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, ferragamo outlet melbourne including that the inherent structure of the amphorae he is utilizing permits wine to have ‘subtle’ contact with oxygen, giving it a distinct character, which is one thing that he’s eager to explore.
The clay is sourced locally and is made by an area amphorae maker in Italy. It’s not unusual to see wineries in northern Italy making amphorae wines.
Named ‘Petruna’, the crimson wine solely produces 3,000 bottles a yr and made its debut in 2015. Expanding on the topic, Ferragamo added that he is experimenting with “a secret project”, which is making a Chardonnay with the same method.
Jokingly describing himself as “the farmer of the family”, totally different from different members of the family who adopted patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous style industry, the youthful Ferragamo dipped his toes in wine business at an early age.
In 1993, the household has purchased a property in Il Borro in Tuscany, roughly forty five minutes’ drive from Florence, and turned it into a luxurious leisure complex, Il Borro, with 45 hectares underneath vine.
Tasked with the agricultural facet of the household business, he mentioned, “I have one twin brother. He likes vogue, and that i like wine, so it worked out perfectly,” expanding that for any relations who wish to hitch Ferragamo empire, he or she will need to have a college diploma, an MBA and three years of working expertise outside of the group.