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Furore Bianco Fiorduva 2019 – Marisa Cuomo

Furore Bianco Fiorduva 2019 - Marisa Cuomo
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – Tuscany – Italy

Wine: Furore Bianco Fiorduva
Varietal composition: Phenyl 30%, Ginestra 30%, Ripoli 40%.
Denomination: DOC Costa d’Amalfi sub-area Furore.
Alcoholic strength: 14.5% vol.
Vintage: 2019.
Production area: Furore (Salerno) and neighboring municipalities.
Nature of the soil: dolomitic-limestone rocks.
Altitude: coastal terraces 200 – 550 meters above sea level.
Vineyard: cultivated with organic fertilization and integrated SQNPI certified phytosanitary defense. Weeding by hand and several times without the use of pesticides.
Average age of vines: prephylloxera strains grown for a third in vertical dry macerines with at least 60 years.
Training system: pergola and / or atypical rays, espalier.
Growing density: 5,000 – 7,000 vines per hectare.
Production: 60 hl / ha.
Harvest period: third decade of October, manual harvesting.
Vinification: the overripe grapes are harvested manually and arrive in the cellar intact. After soft pressing, the free-run must, after cold static clarification and inoculation of selected yeasts, ferments at a temperature of 12 ° C for about three months in oak barriques.
Serving temperature: 12°-14° C.

Furore Bianco Fiorduva 2019 - Marisa Cuomo

© Marisa Cuomo – Campania – ITALY

Visual exam
Clarity: crystal-clear
Color: straw yellow
Consistency: consistent
Observations: very lively with light golden reflections.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity, mineral and spicy
Observations: the sample opens its wide and well-defined range of aromas with hints of fresh flowers such as acacia, mugwort and jasmine; the nose is then delighted by important and fresh fruity notes of passion fruit, yellow melon, exotic fruit and a nuance of ripe apricot. Hints of brackish, spicy notes of cinnamon and vanilla and notes of Mediterranean scrub complete the olfactory examination.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: – – –
Minerality: mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: very long
Quality: good
Remarks: the taste is soft, dense and characterized by a long, almost infinite, aromatic persistence. In the finish there are citrus notes, which invite you to repeat the tasting.

Final remarks
State of Evolution: mature
Harmony: harmonious
Notes: an icon of the Campania wine scene.

Food matching: cavatelli with clams.


Marisa Cuomo
Via G.B. Lama, 16/18
84010 Furore (SA)
Phone +39 089 830348

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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