In 1993 Ferruccio Ferragamo acquired the Tuscan wine estate and began to revival of Il Borro. Working with his wife, Ilaria, and son Salvatore the 700-hectare property was transformed into a functioning wine business and five-star hotel.
Utilizing a system of organic cultivation Il Borro successfully integrates farming and nature. Continued commitment and respect for the terrestrial ecosystem, ensures that every product is a true expression of the territory; each bottle, the best the land has to offer.
The terroir at IL BORRO
Grape varieties, such as Sangiovese, and indigenous varieties of the Tuscan tradition, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, grow side by side, adapting perfectly to the variability of the soil. The 45 hectares under vine are 300 to 500 meters above sea level and divided between five varieties of grape to extract the very best wines from the precious terroir.
The cellar at Il Borro is a journey into the heart of the Tuscan wine making tradition; a chance to experience and understand a rare art. The structure has medieval origins and was buried several meters below ground level, where it winds beneath the Villa Il Borro snaking through a history of wine making. Intent on encouraging the cycle of nature, transforming a simple fruit into wine. The grapes from each vineyard are carefully selected by hand and then de-stemmed, crushed and stored in steel or wooden vats for alcoholic fermentation.