Once upon a time, there was a land with superior views, where fine wine flowed like water and nature was boasting with unthinkable colors. Many embarked on a quest to find a long-forgotten site, the origin of preeminent wine tasting. Those few who succeeded, unwilling to reveal the location, kept the Holy Grail of hedonism for themselves. But we decided to put the kibosh on secrecy and unveil the sacred place for you. At the foot of the Pratomagno Mountains, on Valdarno Hills, rests the vineyard owned by Ferruccio Ferragamo and his family, where you can experience the miracle of the birth of fine wines.
Take a tour of the Il Borro cellar. Marked by centuries and surrounded by Tuscanian nature, the cellar is at the heart of the Ferragamo estate. Here, in the ancient structure buried below ground level, in one of the oldest cellars in Italy, the first ever Chianti wine was produced. Since then to the present day, the enchantment of wine-making continues to prosper. On your voyage to the origins of Tuscan wine accompanied by experts, you will be able to learn not only stages of turning grapes into world-class wines but also vats, barrels and barriques that make production possible. The tour concludes with wine sampling, where you can savor hundreds of years of history.
The Ferragamo family, the owners of Il Borro, produce and sell astonishing biological wine for a reason. Located in a unique corner of Tuscany with fertile land, precious terroir and an ideal climate with mild winters, the vineyards were prophesied to blossom with grapes that make a unique and original wine. Growing side by side, indigenous Sangiovese and those of Tuscan tradition, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, give birth to the product of harmony between nature and human endeavor.
The wine that deserves special recognition is “Il Borro” IGT Toscana, a blend made with 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah. This wine has a clear ruby color, with a purplish finish. The bouquet of flavors is rich and intense, concentrated, with notes of underbrush and with spicy scents. The taste is dry, with a good body and soft tannins, a good consistency, well integrated and persistent. “Il Borro” wine pairs perfectly with hare, wild boar, Chianina and Cinta senese meat, with some Asiatic dishes and even hamburgers.
The fusion of the fabulous cellar, the picturesque vineyard and the diligent teamwork spawns high-quality goods for you to sample and enjoy over the meal. Don’t call them producers, simply winelovers.
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