We are excited and proud to see our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2011 in Jane Anson’s recently published book, Wine Revolution: The World’s Best Organic, Biodynamic & Natural Wines, among the best 250 hand-crafted wines from all over the world. Jane Anson is an award-winning wine expert, author and contributing editor of Decanter magazine. Her book, Wine Revolution, “details 250 hand-crafted wines from a rigorous selection of artisan, eco-friendly wineries”.
We continue to celebrate! On Nov. 2nd, we held a second (the first, in London) vertical tasting of our Fatalone Riserva in New York City to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our brand, Fatalone Organic Wines. The event was held at Astor Center and was by invitation only. This event was also made possible with the help of Alice Feiring and our importers in New York. Ms. Feiring is an award-winning wine writer specializing in natural wines and editor of The Fiering Line, “The Natural Wine Newsletter”.
In a masterclass-style presentation, Pasquale Petrera, Fatalone’s own 5th generation winemaker, poured 15 vintages of our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva dating back to 1988. The tasting panel included local and international press, sommeliers and trade. Some of our invitees were: Alice Feiring of “The Fiering Line”, Jim Sligh of “Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels”, Oscar Wolf of “Chambers St Wines”, Mike Colameco of “Real Food, PBS”, Tara Thomas of “Wine & Spirits Magazine”, Levi Dalton of “I’ll Drink To That Podcast”, Catherine Todd of “Dame Wine” and Lorena Ascencios of “Astor Wines”.
For the first time this year, we presented our Fatalone Organic Wines at Raw Wine 2018 in New York City. RAW WINE brings together “over 140 of the world’s best low-intervention organic / biodynamic/natural wine growers.” We introduced all of Fatalone wines: Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva, Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo, Puglia IGT Primitivo “Teres” e il nostro vino bianco, Puglia IGT Greco “Spinomarino”.
To be a part of Raw Wine, our wines had to pass a strict selection process. Thankfully, Raw Wine Fair’s entry requirements are in complete agreement with our own philosophy of producing organic wines, using only our own hand-picked grapes, low levels of sulphites, spontaneous fermentation and sustainable practices without sacrificing quality and taste.
We were particularly proud to have been the only winery representing Puglia in this wonderful event.
The “5 Star Wines” is a wine guide and contest organized during VinItaly to evaluate and award the best Italian wines in all of Italy. Within this guide, you’ll find “Wine Without Walls,” a wine contest dedicated to selecting the best “natural” wines in Italy. In order to participate, wines have to be certified organic and, among other requirements, contain low levels of sulfites, less than 40mg.
Our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2011 and 2012 were both winners. It’s empowering to see, not one, but two of our Riservas among the 17 best natural wines in all of Italy! We remain committed to producing excellent natural wines.
We will be presenting the current and new vintages of our Fatalone Organic Wines at ProWein 2018 from the 18th to the 20th of March in Düsseldorf. We will be located in Hall 13, Booth F59 in the diViBio group. The wines we will present are the following: Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2013, Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo 2015, Puglia IGT Primitivo “Teres” 2017 rosé 100% made with Racemi of Primitivo and Puglia IGT Greco “Bianco Spinomarino” 2017.
We are specially excited for our first participation in this internationally recognized wine fair.
We are delighted to announce we will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of our Fatalone organic wines in London! We will be presenting 15 vintages of our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva dating back to 1988 in a vertical tasting masterclass. This historic event will take place on Wednesday, 7th of March and will be hosted by Les Caves de Pyrene, an internationally recognized importer of high quality natural wines in London. Pasquale Petrera, Fatalone’s own 5th generation winemaker, will be conducting the masterclass. The tasting panel will include internationally renowned press. The event will be followed by a traditional Apulian dinner paired to all of our wines.
The Masterclass and wine dinner will be held at Enoteca Turi in London. This event is by invitation only.
For those that are curious to learn and taste more Primitivos from Puglia, Luciano Pignataro’s blog is a great place to start. In this post, he highlights ten of the best Primitivo wines in Puglia from the Gioia del Colle DOC and Salento area, including our own Riserva.
Our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2013 is described as “a fresh, red wine with character.” And, of course, we completely agree! Read more about our own and other great wines from the region by following this link:
Right after the Real Wine Fair in London, an Irish showcase for our Fatalone Organic Wines. Come and join us, the Artisan Wine Tasting will take place in Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday 9th May from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. We’ll be happy to pour you a glass of our Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Fatalone.
We are delighted to invite you to “The Real Wine Fair 2017”. Come and join us on May 7th & 8th at Tobacco Dock in London. We will present our Fatalone Organic Wines: Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2012 and Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo 2013.
A stop-over in France for our Fatalone Organic Wines international tour. Come visit SALONE ARTE DEL VINO (9.30 am – 6.00 pm) at Bastille Design Center, 74, Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris. We’ll be happy to have you taste all our wines: our reds, Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo & Primitivo Riserva, our rosè “Teres” Puglia IGT Primitivo and our white “Spinomarino” Puglia iGT Greco.
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