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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 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 authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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