2020 Marisa Cuomo Ravello Bianco, Costa d’Amalfi, Campania, Italy

2020 Marisa Cuomo Ravello Bianco, Costa d’Amalfi, Campania, Italy

$28.95

Description

Most consider Marisa Cuomo as one of Italy’s finest white winemakers.

Cantine Gran Furor Divina Costiera di Marisa Cuomo is located in Furore on the famed Amalfi Coast.  These coastal vineyards are perfectly arranged on the stone-walled terraces  along the cliffs at altitudes between 980 to 1300 feet above sea level. The  grapes benefit from sunny southern exposure and a unique micro-climate that  occurs from a combination of ocean currents, mountains and high-pressure  systems. The volcanic and alluvial soils of the vineyards produce relatively low yields, and the grapes are indeed flavorful.

The Ravello is blend of very low yields of 60% Falanghina, 40% Biancolella sourced from tightly spaced, highly elevated, steeply terraced limestone-dolomitic vineyards overlooking the ocean below.  The grapes are hand harvested and sorted in mid October.  After de-stemming and crushing, the grapes undergo a soft pressing.  The free run must undergoes a cold maceration, and is then inoculated with selected yeast to ferment in stainless steel at cool temperature for 20-30 days.  The wine remains in tank for another 3 months before bottling.

 

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