At the end of the 18th century Nicola Petrera, an ancestor of the current owner, chose the Spinomarino hill, the most aired and sunny one in the Gaudella area, to grow Primitivo grapes.
Filippo Petrera has preserved both tradition and passion for this Primitivo until this very day. The family ensures the greatest care in every detail:, Dietary Requirement_Organic farming, grape selection, processing and bottling. The family processes only their own estate grown grapes under the name 'Fatalone', with a total production of 40,000 bottles per 6 hectares of vineyards.
The vineyards are 365m above sea level, with thin layers of red earth mixed with limestone and silica sit on huge fossil-rich monolithic reefs.
Dietary Requirement_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. Aged for 12 months in stainless steel tanks, 12 months in Slavonic oak 750-litre-casks and 6 months in bottle.
Ruby red intense colour with slight Burgundy hues. Scent typical of very ripe fruits and slightly toasted wood and spices, with some balsamic notes. Full bodied, rich in minerality and freshness, balanced smooth taste of black sour cherry and plum tending to velvety with ripe fruity notes of blackberry and mulberry, and spices like clove and cacao.