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January 9, 2016
Salvatore Ferragamo To Make Amphorae Wines In Il Borro
Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed trend legend of the identical name, is attempting 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 event hosted by its importer Watson’s Wine right this moment, the youthful Ferragamo, revealed that he is making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins stored in touch with the clay vessel for one year, mimicking the normal style 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, including that the inherent construction of the amphorae he’s using permits wine to have ‘subtle’ contact with oxygen, giving it a unique character, which is something that he is wanting to explore.
The clay is sourced locally and is made by a salvatore ferragamo belts for sale local amphorae maker in Italy. It’s not uncommon to see wineries in northern Italy making amphorae wines.
Named ‘Petruna’, the pink wine only produces three,000 bottles a year and made its debut in 2015. Increasing on the topic, Ferragamo added that he is experimenting with “a secret project”, which is making a Chardonnay with the identical method.
Jokingly describing himself as “the farmer of the family”, completely different from other family members who followed patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous style business, the youthful Ferragamo dipped his toes in wine industry at an early age.
In 1993, the family has bought a property in Il Borro in Tuscany, roughly 45 minutes’ drive from Florence, and turned it right into a luxurious leisure advanced, Il Borro, with 45 hectares under vine.
Tasked with the agricultural side of the family business, he said, “I have one twin brother. He likes trend, and i like wine, so it labored out perfectly,” expanding that for any family members who wish to join Ferragamo empire, he or she should have a college diploma, an MBA and three years of working expertise outside of the group.