Product name: FATALONE® Primitivo
Denomination: GIOIA DEL COLLE D.O.C. PRIMITIVO
Production: 25.000 bottles
Provenance: Murgian hills within the territory of Gioia del Colle, in the locality of Spinomarino, 4,5 km to the South East of the town
Grape: Primitivo 100%, only our own grapes
Growing System: A modern espalier version of the Alberello Pugliese with double head to fruit.
Vineyard management: Organic farming, No irrigation and Spontaneous grassing with green manure
Harvesting time: Second half of September
Yield: 6000-8000 kg/hectare or 40-50 hl/hectare
Vineyard Features: Planted in: 1990, Altitude: 365 m above sea level, Size: 8 hectares
Orientation: North-South, Density: 4000 vines/hectare, Lane: 2,20 m, Vine Gap: 1 m
Vinification: Organic process: fermentation of the must in contact with the skin for 200 hours at controlled temperature and just with autochthonous yeasts. Open-cycle process with frequent pumping of the must over the pomace. Re-integration only of the sulphites lost during the vinification steps to restore the initial natural value. Natural malolactic fermentation.
Alcoholic content: 15% by vol.
Ageing: 6 months in wine stainless steel tanks, 6 months in Slavonic oak casks, 6 months in bottle.
Main features: Ruby red intense colour with violet glares. Scent and taste typically fruity of berries and slightly of black sour cherry and plum with some spicy and balsamic notes. A perfect balance of smoothness, freshness and minerality. Aftertaste of toasted almond, typical of the Primitivo of Gioia del Colle.
Best at temperature: 18°- 20°C
Best with: Strong flavoured dishes like pasta with gravy, roasted beef, game, grilled meat as well as fish and aged cheese.
Further information: The particular though unusual affinity of our red wines with spicy dishes of fish, is due to the marine origin of the rocky land where the vineyards are located. This assertion is confirmed by the finding of sea fossils during the preparation of the soil for the plantation.