Salvatore Ferragamo To Make Amphorae Wines In Il Borro
August 9, 2018
Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed trend legend of the identical name, 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 mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, in entrance of a Salvatore Ferragamo shop in Hong Kong
Speaking at an event hosted by its importer Watson’s Wine right this moment, the younger Ferragamo, revealed that he’s making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins saved involved with the clay vessel for one 12 months, mimicking the normal fashion of winemaking commonly 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 utilizing permits wine to have ‘subtlecontact with oxygen, giving it a unique character, which is something that he is desperate to explore.
The clay is sourced regionally and is made by an area amphorae maker in Italy. It’s not uncommon to see wineries in northern Italy making amphorae wines.
Named ‘Petruna the crimson wine solely produces three,000 bottles a yr and made its debut in 2015. Expanding on the subject, Ferragamo added that he is experimenting with “a secret project which is making a Chardonnay with the identical methodology.
Jokingly describing himself as “the farmer of the family different from different family members who followed patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous style trade, the youthful Ferragamo dipped his toes in wine trade at an early age.
In 1993, the household has purchased a property in Il Borro in Tuscany, roughly 45 minutesdrive from Florence, and turned it right into a luxurious leisure advanced, Il Borro, with 45 hectares below vine.
Tasked with the agricultural aspect of the family enterprise, he mentioned, “I have one twin brother. He likes vogue, and i like wine, so it worked out perfectly,expanding that for any members of the family who want to hitch Ferragamo empire, he or she will need to have a college diploma, an MBA and three years of working experience exterior of the group.