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Primitivo Primeur! A uniquely light and refreshingly crisp version of Primitivo, usually a fuller bodied workhorse variety from Southern Italy. Primitivo is the same as California's Zinfandel, where it too is often gussied up with heavier varietals to make a bold wine, but the grape has remarkable elegance if allowed to express itself as much.
From the mouth of the importer (Field Blend Selections):
"Azienda Agricola Petrera Pasquale (Fatalone) has been making wine in the Gioia del Colle region since the late 1800’s. Like many producers in the area, bottling wine came late; most wines were sold in sfuzo, where locals would bring jugs and fill up from the tank. It was only in 1987 that the first bottles of ‘Fatalone’ were produced. A winery with intense dedication to the earth, their certified organic farming practices prove to make exceptional Primitivo Gioia del Colle in three different styles, and one bianco made from the local Greco. Their belief in organic principles and renewables extends to the winery where only solar power is used to power the entire production. Fatalone is a zero emission winery. Stainless steel is used for primary fermentation in all of the wines, and when oak is used, it is always large, old Slavonian oak. Sulphur is not used during vinification, and only a minimum but stabilizing amount is used at bottling, leading to a remarkably purity of fruit."