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Wine Revolution by Jane Anson. Fatalone Riserva among the Best 250 Natural Wines of the World

thumbnail of Wine_Revolution_Jane_Anson_Fatalone_RiservaWe 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”.

 

 

HISTORIC VERTICAL TASTING CELEBRATING FATALONE’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY – NEW YORK, NOV 2 2018

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”.

 

 

Raw Wine 2018, 4-5th November in New York City

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.

Jancis Robinson Purple Pages: “Massaging Primitivo with music therapy” by Walter Speller, June 2018

thumbnail of Walter Speller on Jancis Robinson FataloneVerticalLondon2018On 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