Salvatore Ferragamo To Make Amphorae Wines In Il Borro

Salvatore Ferragamo To Make Amphorae Wines In Il Borro

Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed fashion legend of the same identify, is attempting his hand at making amphorae wines made from Sangiovese and Chardonnay at his property in Il Borro in Italy.


ferragamo women shoes 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 at the moment, the younger Ferragamo, revealed that he is making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins kept in contact with the clay vessel for one yr, mimicking the traditional fashion of winemaking commonly 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 utilizing permits wine to have ‘subtle’ contact with oxygen, giving it a special character, which is one thing that he is desperate to explore.


The clay is sourced regionally 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 only produces 3,000 bottles a year and made its debut in 2015. Increasing on the subject, Ferragamo added that he's experimenting with “a secret project”, which is making a Chardonnay with the same methodology.


Jokingly describing ferragamo belts women as “the farmer of the family”, different from different relations who adopted patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous vogue 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 forty five minutes’ drive from Florence, and turned it into a luxurious leisure complicated, Il Borro, with 45 hectares under vine.


Tasked with the agricultural aspect of the household business, he mentioned, “I have one twin brother. He likes style, and that i like wine, so it labored out completely,” increasing that for any family members who wish to hitch Ferragamo empire, she or he should have a university degree, an MBA and three years of working expertise outdoors of the group.