Salvatore Ferragamo To Make Amphorae Wines In Il Borro
Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed fashion legend of the identical identify, is making an attempt 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 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 younger Ferragamo, revealed that he is making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins saved in contact with the clay vessel for one 12 months, mimicking the standard 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, adding that the inherent structure of the amphorae he is using allows wine to have ‘subtle’ contact with oxygen, giving it a distinct character, which is something that he’s wanting to discover.
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 red wine solely produces 3,000 bottles a 12 months 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 identical technique.
Jokingly describing himself as “the farmer of the family”, totally different from other family members who followed patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous fashion trade, the youthful Ferragamo dipped his toes in wine industry 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 right into a luxurious leisure complicated, Il Borro, with forty five hectares underneath vine.
Tasked with the agricultural aspect of the household enterprise, he said, “I have one twin brother. He ferragamo all black likes fashion, and i like wine, so it labored out perfectly,” increasing that for any relations who want to affix Ferragamo empire, she or he must have a college diploma, an MBA and three years of working experience exterior of the group.
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