The Cantine di Marisa Cuomo is one of Southern Italy’s premier wineries. The winery is infamous for their “extreme wines” due to the steep terraces where the vineyards grow and recuperating native grape varieties with a thousand-year-old history.
Deep into the Amafli Coast the village of Furore tenaciously clings, in scattered pieces, to the steep cliffside that dramatically drops into the Mediterranean Sea. Furore, which means fury in English, is not a place for the faint of heart. In fact, it is known as the Divina Costiera – Divine Coast – because plenty of courage, and a foolhardy belief in the luck of the Divine, is needed to dig a life out of this unforgiving landscape. It is an extreme territory, full of extreme beauty, which naturally means home to extreme wines.
It is this this superlative terroir that Andrea Ferriaoli gifted to his wife, Marisa Cuomo, on their wedding night 30 years ago. Andrea comes from a long line of local winemakers and wanted to continue on the customs of his native land; however, the terraced vineyards and gardens planted in patches of land stolen from the cliffside were never going to be able to keep pace with the sweeping vineyard landscapes of other wine regions in Italy. Which is why, in 1980, he chose to takeover and consolidate the Gran Furor Divina Costiera brand and begin focusing on recuperating native vines.
It was around this time that he met his future wife, Marisa, who shared a similar passion for the Furore terroir and had an expert knowledge of winemaking. The perfect marriage was born, literally.
Over the past thirty years, the couple have been steadfast in their dedication to the unique terroir of Furore. Marisa Cuomo only used hyper-local grape varieties and makes an award-winning range of nine labels. Their flagship label is the world-famous Furore Bianco Fiorduva, a bright golden-yellow wine that tastes of salty air and sweet apricots.
Costa d'Amalfi DocFurore Bianco Fiorduva
Winery visits and wine tastings
Monday to Saturday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Preferably with reservation
Italian and English
Costa d’Amalfi DOC
Costa d’Amalfi DOC Furore Rosso, Costa d’Amalfi DOC Furore Bianco, Costa d’Amalfi DOC Ravello Rosso Riserva, Costa d’Amalfi DOC Ravello Bianco
Guided winery tours, guided wine tastings, guided vineyard tours, harvest experience
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