Overlooking the sea, at an altitude of 500m, the Marisa Cuomo winery is situated on the picturesque Amalfi Coast, near Furore which translates into English as Fury.
The vines, most of which are trained on pergolas and are often planted in the vertically rock faces, cover an area of 10 hectares. The wines of Cantine Marisa Cuomo age in an old wine cellar dug into the dolomitic-limestone rock which houses French oak barriques.
Grape varieties: 30% Fenile, 30% Ginestra, 40% Ripoli
Zone of origin: Furore and neighbouring municipalities
Exposure and altitude: Coastal terraces set 200/550 metres above sea level with southerly exposure exposure
Soil composition: Dolomitic-limestone rock
Cultivation system: Pergola and/or atypical radial, espalier
Plant density: 5000-7000 vines per hectare
Grape harvest yield per hectare: Approx. 6 tons per hectare (1.3 kg per plant)
Harvesting time: Last ten days of October. Hand-picked
The over-ripe grapes are handpicked and brought into the cellar whole. After soft pressing the grape must, which undergoes cold static fining and is inoculated with selected yeasts, ferments at a temperature of 12°C for about three months in oak barrique and a further 4 months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
This wine is bright yellow with golden hues. The scent is reminiscent of apricots and broom flowers, with a hint of tropical fruit. The taste is smooth, dense and characterised by a considerable aromatic persistence of dried apricots, sultanas and candied fruit.