The Ferragamo surname is synonymous with Italian creativity and entrepreneurship and style, class and refinement! Certainly this wine exemplifies these attributes!
Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Il Borro was purchase by Ferruccio Ferragamo (the son of Salvatore Ferragamo who passed away in 1960) in 1993. A few years after acquiring the medieval hilltop village and surrounding 1700 acres, extensive renovations and refurbishing transformed the buildings into a luxury destination resort hotel and spa. Then attention was shifted to viticulture as the property has a rich history going back to the early 1600s. Since launching the Il Borro label in 1999, the property and its vintages have continued to gain fame and notoriety under the guidance of Ferruccio’s son, Salvatore Ferragamo. Long famous for their iconic Italian fashion house, the attention-to-detail in all they do is evident throughout the organically farmed and certified 117 acres of vineyards. On the heels of Il Borro’s highly rated and classic 2015, the 2016 Il Borro Rosso IGT is the very finest wine the property has ever produced! The perfectly balanced blend is composed of estate grown 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Syrah. 14.5% Alcohol
“This is the estate’s flagship wine and is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Petit Verdot once played a small supporting role in the blend, but that grape has since been removed because it left too strong a signature. The 2016 Il Borro is a seamless, full-bodied red wine that presents an A-list aromatic presentation with dark fruit and plum followed by savory spice, leather and tobacco. The quality of the fruit is sweet and bright, but there is also a distinct mineral note to the wine that contrasts the sweetness with saltiness. The tannins are well integrated and there is enough acidity to lift the entire flavor profile of this beautiful wine. Some 32,000 bottles were made.” – 96+ points, Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) – August 2019.
“A layered and intense red with berry, green-olive, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, yet linear and focused with lovely lines of ripe and firm tannins, running through the center palate. Bright acidity. From organically grown grapes and organic winemaking. Drink now, but better after 2020.” – 96 points, James Suckling.com – July 2019