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The World Atlas of Wine – 7th Edition

thumbnail of worldatlasofwine_7thed_2013Maybe 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.

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”.

 

 

Slow Wine 2020

Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Fatalone 2017

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.

The Feiring Line: “Primitivo Don’t Age: Meet Fabulous Fatalone”

thumbnail of Primitivo_Dont_Age_Meet_ Fabulous_ Fatalone_ The_ Feiring_LineIn 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 FEB-MARCH 2019 “PRIMITIVO TROPHY” FOR FATALONE RISERVA, 93 POINTS

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Falstaff awards Fatalone Primitivo with a “Primitivo Trophy” of 93 points

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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.

Slow Wine 2019

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.

“The Soundtrack to our lives”: Fatalone Primitivo Riserva featured on Dame Wine

We celebrated the 30th Anniversary of our brand, Fatalone Organic Wines in New York City in November 2018 by holding a vertical tasting of our Fatalone Gioia del Colle Doc Primitivo Riserva dating back to 1988!

We had the pleasure of having Ms Catherine Todd of “Dame Wine”, one of the top wine bloggers in the US, in the tasting panel. Follow the link below where she shares her tasting notes and more about the vertical tasting from her unique perspective.

The Soundtrack to Our Lives

VINIBUONI D’ITALIA 2019

ViniBuoni d’Italia 2019 awarded our Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva Fatalone 2015 four stars, the top score for this guide. We were also granted the “Golden Star,” given to excellent wines for their authenticity and those that best represent their territory.

Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo Riserva Fatalone 2015

Score 4 STARS and “Golden Star”

Puglia IGT Greco Fatalone “Bianco Spinomarino” 2017

Score 4 STARS

Puglia IGT Primitivo Fatalone “Teres” 2017

Score 3 STARS

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