Every year, the critics for Wine & Spirits Magazine taste hundreds of wines from around the world. They named 13 wineries from around the world that newly piqued their interest in 2022 and will be on their radar to watch in 2023 – we were delighted to see Furioso made their list.
Critic Patrick J Comiskey writes:
“Giorgio Furioso was born in Abruzzo, where his grandfather had a small plot of vines and Giorgio, aged 6, helped out. The tradition emigrated with the family to Montreal, his father purchasing New York grapes to make wine in the basement of their home. Furioso would go on to several professions, as an artist, art professor and collector, real estate broker and restaurateur in Washington, D.C., before returning to wine about ten years ago. After exploring the prospect of making wine in Virginia, he took the advice of his Oregon-based friend Marty Doerschlag, of Flâneur, and purchased land in Yamhill-Carlton. He planted 15 clones of pinot and chardonnay on 23 acres and called his vineyard Trovato (for his mother). Then, he purchased a second vineyard, in the Dundee Hills, where he’s put in a winery and tasting room at the top of Worden Hill Road, a glass and wood structure that “exposes everything that happens,” says Furioso. Brittany-native Dominique Mahé is the winemaker; he crafts elegant sparkling wines and still pinot noir and chardonnay full of coiled energy, like the 2019 pinot noir from Trovato, which captured the tension between assertive fruit flavors and earthy savor.” —P.J.C.
To explore the full article and discover our fellow wineries to watch from around the globe: Wine & Spirits, Wineries to Watch 2022