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.
Our organic Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva Fatalone 2018 was recently featured in the prestigious and internationally renowned, Decanter Magazine, October 2021 edition. Our Riserva Fatalone 2018 was awarded a top score: 94 points.
Alessandra Piubello, a talented wine journalist, writes about “Top 20 Puglian Primitivo”. Only twenty wineries are featured, all of them representing excellent wines in our region. When describing the appellation Gioia del Colle DOC, Piubello states: “Here, the Primitivo expresses a particular style: elegant, fresh, savoury and cellarworthy.” In the article, our Primitivo Riserva Fatalone was described as “emblematic of its variety and terroir” and “astoundingly beautiful”.
Undoubtedly, we are honored to have been included in the list and specially proud to represent our territory and the Gioia del Colle DOC.
The new edition of the “I Vini di Veronelli” Gold Wine Guide 2022 was presented in Mantova on November 12th. More than 16,000 wines were submitted for tasting representing wineries from all over Italy.
Out of more than 16,000 wines, only 399 wines received the Three Golden Stars this year. To receive this prestigious recognition, the wine must achieve a rating of at least 94/100. According to the wine guide, this year’s “Tre Stelle Oro” or Three Golden Stars represent the best vines and wines in all of Italy. We are proud and honored to be part of the Tre Stelle Oro with our own organic Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva Fatalone 2018.
Our organic Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva Fatalone 2018 has been granted the prestigious recognitions of Top Wine and Vino Slow 2022 by Slow Wine. We have been present in this International Wine Guide for several years now. Nonetheless, we are grateful and honored to receive this acknowledgment. We work hard to produce wines that embody the characteristics of a “Slow Wine”, organic wines representative of their territory, with no use of chemicals in the vineyards and, as always, wines with a great quality-price ratio.
The wine guide ViniBuoni d’Italia 2021 awarded our Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva Fatalone 2017 its prestigious Crown: the maximum recognition awarded by the guide to Excellent Wines. Our Puglia IGT Primitivo Fatalone “Teres” 2019 and Fatalone “Spinomarino” 2019 also received top scores.
ViniBuoni 2021 is a wine guide by the Touring Club Italiano edited by Mario Busso and Alessandro Scorsone. It reviews wine obtained from autochthonous grape varieties from all over Italy. Following this criteria, the number of wines it reviews remains limited. We are honored to have been selected in this wine guide for a number of years now.
Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva Fatalone 2017
Score 4 STARS and Crown
Puglia IGT Primitivo Fatalone “Teres” 2019
Score 4 STARS
Puglia IGT Greco Fatalone “Bianco Spinomarino” 2019
Score 3 STARS
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.
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.
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.