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Salvatore Ferragamo To Make Amphorae Wines In Il Borro
Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed vogue legend of the same name, is making an attempt his hand at making amphorae wines made from Sangiovese and Chardonnay at his property in Il Borro in Italy.

cheap Ferragamo Belts 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 at the moment, the youthful Ferragamo, revealed that he is making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins saved in contact with the clay vessel for one yr, mimicking the standard style of winemaking generally found in Georgia.

“Unlike French oak, amphorae doesn’t give the wine notes of tobacco or spices, it focuses extra on the fruit notes of the wine,” he explains, including that the inherent structure of the amphorae he's using allows wine to have ‘subtle’ contact with oxygen, giving it a different character, which is something that he's desirous to explore.


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

Jokingly describing himself as “the farmer of the family”, different from different members of the family who adopted patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous style business, 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 45 minutes’ drive from Florence, and turned it into a luxurious leisure complicated, Il Borro, with 45 hectares beneath vine.

Tasked with the agricultural side of the family enterprise, he mentioned, “I have one twin brother. He likes style, and that i like wine, so it worked out completely,” increasing that for any members of the family who wish to affix Ferragamo empire, he or she must have a university diploma, an MBA and three years of working expertise exterior of the group.

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