Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed fashion legend of the identical title, is trying 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 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, in front of a Salvatore Ferragamo store in Hong Kong
Speaking at an event hosted by its importer Watson’s Wine at the moment, the younger Ferragamo, revealed that he’s making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins stored in touch 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 extra on the fruit notes of the wine,he explains, including that the inherent construction of the amphorae he’s using allows wine to have ‘subtlecontact with oxygen, giving it a unique character, which is one thing that he’s eager to discover.
The clay is sourced domestically and is made by a neighborhood amphorae maker in Italy. It’s not uncommon to see wineries in northern Italy making amphorae wines.
Named ‘Petruna the purple wine solely produces 3,000 bottles a yr and made its debut in 2015. Expanding on the subject, Ferragamo added that he’s experimenting with “a secret project which is making a Chardonnay with the identical methodology.
Jokingly describing himself as “the farmer of the family completely different from different relations who followed patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous fashion trade, the younger Ferragamo dipped his toes in wine industry at an early age.
In 1993, the family has purchased a property in Il Borro in Tuscany, roughly 45 minutesdrive from Florence, and turned it into a luxurious leisure advanced, Il Borro, with 45 hectares underneath vine.
Tasked with the agricultural facet of the household enterprise, he mentioned, “I have one twin brother. He likes trend, and i like wine, so it worked out perfectly,increasing that for any members of the family who wish to hitch Ferragamo empire, she or he should have a college diploma, an MBA and three years of working expertise exterior of the group.