In the Tuscan dialect, the name Borro is that of the ancient fortress built to defend a strategic area crossed by stretches of the Clodia and Cassia, two important Roman roads. It is for this reason that control of Il Borro was for so long the object of bitter disputes between local factions, noble families and other kingdoms. The first written record of the Castle Il Borro dates back to 1254, when a Milanese nobleman purchased the property from the Mascagni family. It was in the 16th century, under the patronage of political figure Alessandro del Borro, the true “father” of Il Borro, that the first transformations and extensions to the stronghold began to shape the spectacular estate that Il Borrow is today.
The estate’s noble history would go on to include some of Europe’s most famious families –
the Medici Tornaquinici of Florence, the Torriani of Milan, the princes of Hohenlohe Waldenburg, and finally, from 1904, the Savoy dynasty.
In 1993 the the entire property was sold to Ferruccio Ferragamo
. “An enduring act of faith”, as Ferruccio Ferragamo, who fell madly in love with the Il Borro estate in 1985, likes to say. Aided by his son Salvatore (presently CEO of Il Borro), Ferruccio began extensive restoration and refurbishment of this ancient place, which still bore the scars of the Second World War. At the heart of the entire restoration project was a desire to bring the estate back to life, preserving its traditions and history while at the same time making those improvements that make this place a perfect continuum between past, present and future.
Located in a unique corner of Tuscany surrounded by a rare and precious terroir, Il Borro's rich land and ideal climate make for the perfect conditions for growing unique and original wines.
Aromas of smoke, spice and berry follow through to firm tannins and a fresh finish. Light cedar and chocolate. Drink now through 2022. 1,670 cases made."
Wine Spectaor: 90 pts
James Suckling: 91 pts
Lamelle has a straw-yellow color, with slight golden reflections. The bouquet is full of fresh, white fruit and tropical fruit scents, with a slightly-spicy vanilla note. The taste is delicate, pleasant and fresh, with a marked mineral note.
A dense and polished young wine of Syrah 75% and Sangiovese 25% with firm and silky tannins and hints of white pepper. Medium body, fresh finish. A little lean, but I like the character. Drink now.
James Suckling: 90 pts
A bright beam of cherry runs through this elegant red. Leather, licorice and tobacco notes add interest as this builds to a lingering aftertaste. Balanced, with sweet, ripe fruit, as well as a savory element. Drink now through 2027. 1,500 cases made
Wine spectator: 92 pts
James Suckling: 92 pts
Made with 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 5% Petit Verdot the 2014 Il Borro is a darkly saturated and hearty red wine. It opens to beautiful aromas of black fruit with licorice, campfire ash and sweet spice that all find impressive balance. Mineral notes of flint and lead pencil are also part of the aroma. The bouquet delivers a lasting impact but the mouthfeel is delicate in nature.
James Suckling: 92 pts
Wine Advocate: 91 pts
Bolle di Borro, literally Borro Bubbles, is a Classic Method rosé made with 48 month lees-fermented Sangiovese. The company chose a specific Sangiovese vineyard because of its cool location, strong day-night temperature variations and slow maturation, bound to assure the product’s fresh aromas, balanced acidity and low sugar content.