It was exactly 1980, the year in which Andrea Ferraioli presented the small vines he had inherited from his father as a wedding gift to the future bride. In this way the "Marisa Cuomo" winery was born, and with it began a story made of love, passion and endless work, which in thirty years led Andrea Ferraioli and Marisa Cuomo really far away, until they touched olympus of the best whites in the world. The winery is located in the town of Furore, a small jewel of the Amalfi Coast, and its vineyards overlook the beautiful Gulf of Salerno, from Ravello to Scala, along the fjords that reach Amalfi. About ten hectares of vineyards in total, which rise to an average height of five hundred meters, and climb the steep slopes overlooking the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The vines, supported by chestnut piles according to the pergola rearing system, are so-called "wall", that is, they emerge horizontally from the dry-stone walls that the same Andrea and Marisa have laboriously built terracing. With an average that reaches the age of eighty, the plants are all frank and pre-phylloxera. Raising the most unknown and typical vines of the area such as fenile, piedirosso, broom, pepella, ripolo, sciascinoso, dyer and tronto, Marisa and Andrea are able to give a deep, sincere and unmistakable mark to all their labels. Rossi, Rosati or Bianchi, under the name "Furore", "Ravello" or "Costa d'Amalfi", all the wines produced by the Salerno winery are an expression of what is defined as "heroic viticulture", in which even more than any other thing counts the fatigue of the hands and the sweat of the forehead. Wines, those of Marisa Cuomo, which are made in the company's flagship label, which for years has seen in Fiorduva one of the finest and most renowned whites of the entire Italian peninsula and beyond.
The Furore Rosso by Marisa Cuomo is obtained from piedirosso and aglianico grapes harvested manually that arrive in the cellar intact. The must passes into French oak second passage barriques for 6 months. Red with hints of red berry fruit, especially cherry, licorice and small wild flowers. Fresh, soft and rich, with good tannins and spicy references.
The Costa d’Amalfi Bianco by Marisa Cuomo is born between vines and rocks overlooking the sea of Furore, is characterized by a straw yellow color with an elegant scent of acacia, lemon grass and aromatic herbs and a finish that reminds the toasted almond. The taste is appreciated for its balance and lively freshness.
The Ravello Bianco by Marisa Cuomo is obtained exclusively from the must, which ferments for about 20/30 days on the selected yeasts. It rests in steel for about 4 months, so as to be marvelously intact on the fruit and on the varietal hints, as well as precious in its salty, mineral and Mediterranean nuances. The truest soul of the Amalfi coast.
The Ravello Rosso 'Riserva' by Marisa Cuomo is obtained from piedirosso and aglianico grapes harvested manually. Fermented in French oak barrels with a 20-day maceration on the skins. Subsequently, it is always raised in new French oak barrels, where it rests for at least 12 months. Soft taste, well balanced with a finish of licorice, vanilla and spices.
The Furore Bianco 'Fiorduva' by Marisa Cuomo is obtained exclusively from overripe grapes that are harvested manually and arrive in the cellar intact. The must flower ferments for about 3 months in oak barrels. The scent recalls apricot and broom flowers, with hints of exotic fruit. The taste is soft, dense and aromatic. Wine to collect.
The Furore Bianco by Marisa Cuomo is obtained exclusively from the must, which ferments for about 20/30 days on the selected yeasts. It rests in steel for about 4 months, so as to be marvelously intact on the fruit and on the varietal hints, as well as precious in its salty, mineral and Mediterranean nuances. Quality at the highest levels.