Maybe the highest honour we could have ever desired to receive. Our Fatalone Organic Wines selected in the 7th edition, the latest, of the World Atlas of Wine by Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson: the most comprehensive and in-depth overview of the wines and the geographical areas of wine production from all over the world edited by the two most renowned and respected opinion leaders in the wine journalism world. Our Fatalone Primitivo Riserva was selected among the four most representative wines of Southern Italy with the assertion: “one of Puglia’s most consistently complex Primitivos”. The organic and 100% sustainable Fatalone winery is also particularly proud to have been mentioned among the most “notable producers” from Puglia and the only “notable producer” in our appellation area: the D.O.C. Gioia del Colle.
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”.
Our Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Fatalone 2017 has been granted the prestigious recognition of Slow Wine 2020. Although we have been been present in this International Wine guide for some years now, we are always grateful and honored to receive this recognition. We strive to produce wines that embody the characteristics of “Slow Wine”–organic wines representative of their territory, with no use of chemicals in the vineyards and, to top it off, wines with a great quality-price ratio.
Our organic Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2015 was awarded with the Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019. We are very proud of this recognition as the validity and rigor of their assessment is recognized worldwide.
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, as its title suggests, is an international wine competition in which wines are assessed by an equally international tasting panel that includes oenologists, journalists, wine critics, researchers and buyers.
In November 2018 in New York City, we carried out the 30th anniversary historic vertical tasting of our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva dating back to 1988. During the tasting, we surprised our guests with two bottles of Primitivo bottled by our grandparents, one from 1977 and the other from 1969 before the creation of our brand name, Fatalone.
This extraordinary event was made possible with the help of our importers in NYC and the talented Ms. Alice Feiring, an award-winning wine writer specializing in natural wines and creator of The Feiring Line. Alice recently wrote about our vertical tasting in her newsletter. The Feiring Line is an independent natural wine newsletter packed with only the best information on natural wines.
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.
Falstaff, an internationally recognized Austrian Wine Guide, awarded our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2015 with a “Primitivo Trophy” as part of a special tasting of the excellent Primitivo wines in Puglia. As in previous tastings, the wines were expertly evaluated by an international tasting panel. Our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2015 was awarded a rating of 93 points for, among other qualities, its “bold acidity and a harmonious long finish”. We are specially proud to see our Fatalone Riserva in the list, as it’s one of the few organic primitivo wines that received this high rating and honor.
Our Fatalone organic and sustainable wines confirm their presence in the internationally renowned guide, Slow Wine. In particular, our Fatalone Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva 2015 received the recognition of “Vino Slow”.
As stated on the Slow Wine website, “the SNAIL PRIZE is awarded to wineries whose values (high quality wines, originality, and respect for the land and environment) align with the Slow Food movement. Quality-price ratio is another factor that our editors consider.”
We are proud and honored to embody the Slow Wine characteristics.
Our Gioia del Colle DOC Fatalone Primitivo 2016 was awarded “Two Hearts” by the prestigious wine guide, Merum. Wines that are awarded two hearts are considered “very good wines, of which you should keep a small supply in your cellar.”
Two of our Fatalone Organic Wines received optimal scores in the wine guide, Veronelli Guida Oro 2019.
Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva Fatalone 2015
Puglia IGT Primitivo Fatalone “Teres” 2017