Our Az. Agr. Petrera Pasquale will attend Vinitaly 2019. We will be located in Hall 11 Puglia, Area E3-E4, Stand N°27, exactly in the middle of the hall and the central aisle. We will present the new vintages of our own Fatalone Organic Wines and particularly our Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo 2017, Puglia IGT Primitivo “Teres” 2018 (traditional apulian style rosè made 100% with Racemi of Primitivo), Puglia IGT Greco “Spinomarino” 2018 (fresh and mineral white) and a preview from cask of our Fatalone Riserva 2017 to be officially released only on the end of 2019 to complete its ageing and fining process in Slavonic Oak with the application of music-therapy.
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 Feiring 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 Feiring 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.
On the 7th of March, we celebrated in London the 30th anniversary of the Fatalone brand. We held a vertical tasting with 15 vintages dating back to 1988 of our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva. While our main focus remains on making an organic, natural and sustainable wine, the event was of primary importance to us as we continue in our quest to affirm that Primitivo is also a wine that can age and it does so gracefully.
That day we were honored with the presence of Mr. Walter Speller, an internationally renowned wine writer and critic. Mr. Speller is in charge of the Italian wine reviews for Jancis Robinson’s blog “Purple Pages,” an important reference for wine enthusiasts and critics worldwide.
In his article, “Massaging Primitivo with music therapy” published in June 2018, Mr. Speller magnificantly narrates the vertical tasting while adding some history of the Primitivo grape and wine in the region of Puglia. He reflects on our use of music therapy in the cellar and notes that “the idea is not as insane as it may sound.” In the end, he draws the following conclusion:
“Whatever the effect of sound waves, the 16 wines below more than convinced me of the ageing capacity of Primitivo as well as its complexity, provided it is in the right hands.”
We are thrilled with his final comment because in the end our Primitivo, made only with our own locally grown grapes, remains above all an authentic expression of our territory.
At the end of Mr. Speller’s article, you’ll find his detailed notes on each of the vintages we presented in London.
You can visit Jancis Robinson’s blog at www.jancisrobinson.com
Falstaff, an internationally recognized Austrian Wine Guide, selected and rated two of our Fatalone Organic Wines among other top Apulian wines. The wines were evaluated by an international tasting panel among hundreds of wines.
Our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2013 was rated 93/100 and our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2012 was rated 92/100.
Our Fatalone organic winery was featured on “Il Paese dei Mestieri”, a television show featuring Italian artisans and experts in their fields focusing and giving value to products MADE IN ITALY.
The show includes exclusive interviews with Filippo and Pasquale Petrera and wonderful views of our winery and cellars. We invite you to watch it again through online streaming by following this link: