Furore Bianco: Another Reason to Love the Amalfi Coast
Furore Bianco is best enjoyed with a view of the Amalfi Coast, but drinking it at home will do
The wine of the week, Furore Bianco, comes from the Amalfi Coast in the Campania region, just south of Naples. The Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is named after the village of Amalfi, which is famous for limoncello and ceramics. Here, coastal mountains plunging into the sea and picturesque towns create one of Italy’s most spectacular landscapes.
Cantine Marisa Cuomo is located here, outside the village of Furore. The company was established in 1980 and belongs to Marisa Cuomo and her husband Andrea Ferraioli.
Wine-making in this area is difficult, because the grapes are at 500 metres of altitude (about 1600 feet) and are planted on the steep slopes of the mountain. Clinging on the rocks, the grapes are exposed to the wonderful sun and sea breeze of the Coast. Even the wine cellar is dug into the rocks! Thanks to these particular conditions, though, their wines acquire a truly unique aroma and flavour.
The Furore Bianco by Cantine Marisa Cuomo is a blend of two typical grapes from this region: Falanghina and Biancolella. It’s produced in stainless steel tanks. Furore Bianco has a straw yellow color and a fruity aroma of citrus and herbs, which can only be found in the Mediterranean area. The taste is a little acidic, but persistent and with a lot of minerality.
And since we’re right by the sea, there’s no better match for Furore Bianco than seafood. I would recommend a seafood salad, or the local pasta, scialatielli, with cherry tomatoes and shellfish. Close your eyes and imagine being magically whisked away to the Amalfi Coast… just watch out for the rocks!
Enjoy your wine!
Producer: Cantine Marisa Cuomo
Name: Furore Bianco Costa d’Amalfi
Type: Still white wine
Price: About $22
Grapes: Falanghina 60%, Biancolella 40%
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