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Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the acclaimed vogue 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.


ferragamo belt outlet holding a bottle of his wine, Il Borro, a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, in front of a Salvatore Ferragamo shop in Hong Kong


Speaking at an event hosted by its importer Watson’s Wine today, the younger Ferragamo, revealed that he is making an amphorae wine with Sangiovese with the skins saved in touch with the clay vessel for one year, mimicking the traditional 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 construction of the amphorae he is utilizing permits wine to have ‘subtle’ contact with oxygen, giving it a special character, which is something that he's desirous to discover.


The clay is sourced domestically 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 pink wine only produces 3,000 bottles a yr and made its debut in 2015. Increasing on the subject, Ferragamo added that he is experimenting with “a secret project”, which is making a Chardonnay with the identical method.


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 style 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 forty five minutes’ drive from Florence, and turned it right into a luxurious leisure advanced, Il Borro, with forty five hectares below vine.


Tasked with the agricultural facet of the household enterprise, he stated, “I have one twin brother. He likes fashion, and i like wine, so it worked out completely,” expanding that for any relations who want to affix Ferragamo empire, she or he must have a university diploma, an MBA and three years of working experience exterior of the group.