Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed fashion legend of the identical name, is attempting 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 shop in Hong Kong
Speaking at an occasion hosted by its importer Watson’s Wine at this time, the youthful Ferragamo, revealed that he is making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins kept in touch with the clay vessel for one 12 months, mimicking the traditional style of winemaking commonly 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 utilizing allows wine to have ‘subtlecontact with oxygen, giving it a distinct character, which is something that he’s eager to explore.
The clay is sourced domestically 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 pink wine solely produces three,000 bottles a 12 months and made its debut in 2015. Increasing on the topic, 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 completely different from other members of the family who followed patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous style business, the younger Ferragamo dipped his toes in wine trade at an early age.
In 1993, the family has bought a property in Il Borro in Tuscany, roughly forty five minutesdrive from Florence, and turned it right into a luxurious leisure advanced, Il Borro, with 45 hectares under vine.
Tasked with the agricultural aspect of the family enterprise, he said, “I have one twin brother. He likes style, and i like wine, so it labored out perfectly,expanding that for any members of the family who want to join Ferragamo empire, he or she will need to have a university degree, an MBA and three years of working expertise outdoors of the group.