PASQUALE PETRERA Primitivo Gioia del Colle ‘Fatalone’


‘Fatalone’ means seducer in the local dialect and well-named-it is a perfect balance of smoothness, freshness and minerality. Ruby red intense colour with violet glints. Scent and taste typically fruity of berries and slightly of black sour cherry and plum with some spicy and balsamic notes. Aftertaste of toasted almond, typical of the Primitivo of Gioia del Colle.

If you enjoy a Zinfandel, try this, they are pretty much the same grape – see them as twins of the same mother growing up in different areas.

Taken from their website:

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.

Top stuff eh?!

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AZIENDA AGRICOLA PASQUALE PETRERA, Gioia del Colle Certified Organic

This estate was founded in its current guise in 1987, but has been in the family for generations. Tom Maresca in the ‘Italy 2013’ supplement to Decanter Magazine (February 2013) highlights Fatalone as being one of the very top Puglian producers with their Primitivos from the hilly enclave of Gioia del Colle combining power, freshness and longevity in very fine wines.
Such longevity and drinkability are the result of exacting attention to detail from vineyard, through cellar and aging. The vineyards are situated in the Murgian hills on clay-limetone soils which contain fossilised marine creatures. In the cellar, only the naturally present yeasts are used and malolactic fermentation also starts naturally. Minimal sulphur is also used. The wine spends 6 months in wine stainless steel tanks, 6 months in Slavonic oak casks, 6 months in bottle before release.

Rich and opulent and always delivers…