Fatalone Primitivo Riserva Gioia Del Colle 2020
Fatalone Primitivo Riserva Gioia Del Colle
Fatalone Primitivo Riserva Gioia Del Colle has typical varietal aromas: black fruits such as plum and cherry with aromas of sweet smoke and toffee. A very warm, smooth and well balanced red with smooth tannins and a sharp acidity, with an aftertaste of roasted almonds - typical of a natural authentic Primitivo Gioia Del Colle. A perfect food wine, try pairing it with a slow cooked lamb shank or beef stew.
In the late 19th century, Petrera Nicola decided to build his home within the winery and chose the hill called Spinomarino, for its lofty, well-aired and sunny position, among the best ones in the entire area of Gaudella (South-eastern area of Gioia del Colle) to grow Primitivo grapes. Their winery, with their strict family management, has always practiced organic farming, considered as a life-style in the respect of Nature and every living creature starting with ourselves, and not only as a trendy business model. To guarantee their activity, since 2000, they have been Certified Organic by the Institute for Ecology and Ethics Certification (I.C.E.A) also in accordance with the standards of the American National Organic Program (N.O.P.).
The brand name of the wine originated with Filippo Petrera (2nd generation), Nicola’s son, who was, in his time, nicknamed Il Fatalone. It quickly caught on becoming the family nickname. Fatalone translates literally into “Lady Killer” or “one who can boast to be an irresistible seducer of women” much like the legendary Don Juan. Filippo Petrera lived until the age of 98, metaphorically speaking between Bacchus and Venus, having breakfast every morning till his last day with half a litre of Primitivo and half a litre of fresh milk.
Organic process: Spontaneous fermentation of the must in contact with the skin for 240-300 hours at controlled temperature and just with autochthonous yeasts. Open-cycle process with frequent pumping of the must over the pomace. Natural malolactic fermentation. No addition of sulphites during the whole vinification process. Only after the end of the malolactic, re-integration of the sulphites lost during the vinification steps to restore the initial natural value.
6 months in wine stainless steel tanks, 6 months in Slavonic oak casks with the application of music therapy for the fining process of the wine, 6 months in bottle.