Fatalone Primitivo Riserva
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Region: Apulia, Italy
Grape varieties: Primitivo
Fatalone Primitivo Riserva is a dark and intense red. Black cherry, rich earth, and toasted wood notes. The winery’s flagship Primitivo.
Song: Send Me a Postcard by Shocking Blue
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About Fatalone Primitivo Riserva
Fatalone Primitivo Riserva is Fatalone’s flagship Primitivo that has been built to last for years to come. By law, this wine is to see 24 months of aging in order to accomplish the very high standards of this region. The organic Fatalone Riserva spends its first 9 months in stainless steel in order to complete both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, and this then aged for one year in old and large Slavonic oak barrels. At least 15 months of aging in bottle follows, resulting in a wine that is dark and intense, yet so far from being a jammy Zinfandel-like expression of Primitivo.
There is massive acidity in the final bottle, which complements the black cherry, rich earth, and toasted wood notes. The wine undergoes music therapy during its time in wood to take advantage of the rhythmic air pressure gently speeding up the breathing and micro-oxygenation of the aging wine. An absolutely gorgeous Primitivo that deserves serious attention, enjoy this wine with rich meats, game, and spicy cheeses.
Azienda Agricola Petrera Pasquale has been making wine in the Gioia del Colle region since the late 1800’s. As with many wineries in the area, only 5 generations later did the family begin bottling, and the first bottles of ‘Fatalone’ were produced in 1987. A winery with intense dedication to the earth, their certified organic farming practices prove to make exceptional Primitivo Gioia del Colle in three different tiers, and one Bianco made from the local Greco grape. A series of several biodynamic philosophies lead Pasquale in his practices, and it is not so farfetched to learn that the oak-aged wine is accompanied by calm music when tasting the lively yet serious wines from this house. All of the wines see only stainless steel during fermentation, and when oak is used, it is always large and very old Slavonian oak. Sulfites are not used during vilification, and only a minimum but the stabilizing amount is used at bottling, leading to a purity of fruit, earth, and elegance that can only be experienced on the tongue. Naturally, this line of wines can surely compete with some of the greatest wines of Italy and is serious enough to drink for years and years to come.