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Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed fashion legend of the same 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 mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, in entrance of a Salvatore Ferragamo shop in Hong Kong
Talking at an occasion hosted by its importer Watson’s Wine immediately, the youthful 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 standard model 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, adding that the inherent construction of the amphorae he is utilizing permits wine to have ‘subtle’ contact with oxygen, giving it a special character, which is one thing that he is eager to discover.
The clay is sourced locally 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 purple wine only produces 3,000 bottles a year 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”, completely different from other members of the family who adopted patriarch Ferragmo’s footsteps into the glamourous fashion business, the younger Ferragamo dipped his toes in wine industry 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 advanced, Il Borro, with 45 hectares under vine.
Salvatore Ferragamo Belt of the family business, he said, “I have one twin brother. He likes vogue, and i like wine, so it worked out completely,” increasing that for any relations who wish to join Ferragamo empire, he or she should have a college degree, an MBA and three years of working experience outdoors of the group.