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Bolle di Borro

A new sparkling rosé from the Ferragamo family

Bolle di Borro

Italian physicist and philosopher Galileo Galilei once famously claimed “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” Upon first taking a sip of the Ferragamo-family-owned Il Borro Estate’s sparkling rosé, Bolle di Borro, you can’t help but think he was right.

“We have launched Bolle di Borro this year at Vinitaly,” said Salvatore Ferragamo, grandson of the Florentine Maison founder and owner of Il Borro Estate. "It was much appreciated because it’s something entirely new on Tuscany’s wine scene”. Ferragamo is right. This new launch takes up the onerous challenge of applying the so-called classic method to a Sangiovese left to age 48 months on the lees. For these specific grapes, an area of the terroir with major day-to-night temperature variations and later ripening times was chosen. With its fresh aromas, acidity and low sugar content, this brilliant rosé pairs well with many cuisines.


The vineyard, in the Valdarno hills between Florence and Arezzo, is set on 700 hectares of the Il Borro Estate which include a medieval village restored by the family as part of the Relais & Chateaux collection. Guest accommodations range from elegant private villas and farmhouses to 30 suites in the village’s ancient houses each featuring a living rooms and a fireplace, all in a Tuscan country-chic style. 

While at the Il Borro Estate, a wine tasting in the medieval cellars is highly recommended for the opportunity to sample the estate’s reds: Il Borro (50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet, 10% Syrah, 5% Petit Verdot), Alessandro dal Borro (100% Syrah), Polissena (100% Sangiovese), Pian di Nova (75% Syrah, 25% Sangiovese). Another notable selection is the Lamelle, the white wine made from hand-picked Chardonnay grapes. And if you haven’t already had one too many glasses , have a look at the Wine & Art Gallery, to discover the history of wine seen through the eyes of masters such as Mantegna, Manet, Picasso and Warhol.