The Company

Among vines and rocks rising vertically over the sea of Furore, we find Cantine Marisa Cuomo

The Company

Cantine Marisa Cuomo

The grapes that grow here, clinging to the rocks of Furore, are exposed to the magical action of the sun and sea of the Amalfi Coast. The charm of the geometry of the estate’s vineyards is joined by the beautiful wine cellar dug into the rock.

Since 1980, the year in which the winegrowing estate was established, Cantine Marisa Cuomo has belonged to Andrea Ferraioli and Marisa Cuomo, and it occupies an area of 10 hectares.

The selection of noble grapes, the search for the right degree of freshness and humidity, combined with the passage of time, old secrets handed down by the local winemakers and the advanced technology used by today’s wine technicians give life to wines of the finest quality, appreciated the world over.

Andrea Ferraioli and Marisa Cuomo, with oenologist Luigi Moio and the estate’s winegrowers, decide to focus on quality to stand out from the crowd in the Italian oenology sector, with wines with a taste that is just as unique and extraordinary as the Furore coast.

Gran Furor Divina Costiera

Gran Furor Divina Costiera, Cantine di Marisa Cuomo. The brand that carries the greatness of a tiny piece of land all over the world.

Gran Furor Divina Costiera is a brand created in 1942 to accompany the sale of the wines of the Furore Coast, made from grapes grown in vineyards nestling above the Gulf of Salerno.

Andrea Ferraioli, who descends from an old family of local winemakers, purchased the Gran Furor Divina Costiera brand in 1980, to make a wine of the finest quality, recuperating the secrets of his ancestors and the age-old wine tradition of his birthplace.

Along with his wife Marisa Cuomo, he set out on an entrepreneurial adventure which merges with the family tie that binds them: their love and a remarkable passion for wine have made Cantine di Marisa Cuomo one of the best Italian oenology brands at international level.

The Medal Chart

Important acknowledgements at national and international level reward the efforts and the passion of Marisa Cuomo and Andrea Ferraioli.

From the tenacious desire to uphold the ancient wine traditions of Furore come wines that have received numerous prizes from critics and wine lovers alike. Oscar 2006 awarded to Fiorduva for best White Wine: one of the most sought-after and qualifying awards in the Italian oenology sector, assigned every year by Italian Association of Sommeliers (AIS - Associazione Italiana Sommelier). The Oscar 2006 awarded to Fiorduva is an unprecedented acknowledgment for a wine made in Southern Italy and it contributes to adding the name of Marisa Cuomo to the list of most renowned Italian wineries.

Between 2005 and 2006, numerous prizes of a considerable level enrich the medals chart of the Winery from Furore: the “Tre Bicchieri” (three glasses) of the Gambero Rosso guide “I Vini d’Italia”, two silver medals for Furore Rosso Riserva and Fiorduva, a gold medal in Los Angeles and the “Best of Class” Award Limited Production, also in the US.

These are joined by inclusion in Luca Maroni’s “Annuario dei migliori vini d’Italia” and the “Cinque Grappoli” (Five bunches) assigned by the AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier) in the edition of “Duemilavini”, the Italian Wine Guide. The bottles of Cantina Marisa Cuomo are on the list of the one hundred best wines included in the Glossary of Paolo Massobrio of “Il Club di Papillon” and in the “Guida Oro - I Vini di Veronelli”, and have also received numerous gold medals at the “Selezione del Sindaco” of the “Città del Vino”.

The Cellars

The rock of the Amalfi Coast guards the wines of Gran Furor Divina Costiera.

Overlooking the sea, at an altitude of 500 metres, Cantine Marisa Cuomo dominates part of the Amalfi Coast, situated in the Municipality of Furore. The vines, most of which are trained on pergolas and are often planted in the vertically rock faces, cover an area of ten hectares, 3.5 of which are estate owned. The wines of Cantine Marisa Cuomo age in an old wine cellar dug into the dolomitic-limestone rock: a fascinating, cool and damp place which houses French oak barriques. Vinification takes place using the most modern techniques, combining nature and technology.

In a location like Furore, which is so characteristic yet extreme at the same time, care for the vines and grapes is carried out entirely by hand. In close contact with nature, Cantine Marisa Cuomo experiments techniques to steal land from the rock, building pergolas to support the vines and strictly selecting the best cultivation methods and only noble grape varieties.

A remarkable passion for wine is the secret of Cantine Marisa Cuomo.