2009 Marisa Cuomo "Fiorduva" Costa d'Amalfi Furore Bianco
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Marisa Cuomo's 2009 Fiorduva is stunningly beautiful. In this vintage the Fiorduva shows remarkable richness and polish for a wine from the Amalfi coast. Juicy apricots, peaches, flowers, passion fruit and lime are some of the many notes that flesh out on the round, opulent finish. The Fiorduva is a rare coastal white that has tropical fruit inflections, but at the same time, there is more than enough acidity to balance things out. This is a drop-dead gorgeous wine from Cuomo. The Fiorduva is 40% Ripoli, 30% Fenile and 30% Ginestra. If you havenít heard about these indigenous white varieties before, donít worry about it, neither have most people! Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016. Marisa Cuomo is another Campanian producer making drop-dead gorgeous wines. This small estate is located on the Amalfi Coast, which lends its inimitable ocean influence to the wines.
Marisa Cuomo is fortunate in that she calls one of the most beautiful places in the world home, and that is the Amalfi coast. In this painfully picturesque spot, she fashions equally beautiful wines that have a real affinity for the local cuisine, especially fish. The 2009 Furore Bianco "Fiorduva"--"one of the truly distinctive whites of Campania" according to Robert Parker-- is blend of regional white varietals, 30% Fenile, 30% Ginestra 30%, and 40% Ripoli, from the terraced rocky cliffs along the coastline. The grapes are hand-picked at optimum ripeness and barrel-fermented, resulting in a rich, golden-colored wine with incredible intensity and depth. The 2009 exhibits apricot, golden raisin, and tropical citrus aromas and flavors, with accents of dried hay and jasmine. It is exotic and complex, with a richly textured midpalate containing softly interwoven layers of toast, and hints of minerals and candied citrus peel on the finish.