In the late 19th century, our ancestor 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.
Our tradition of artisan vine-dressers can be traced back to that time. The land was cleared, with the trees replanted in another area of the property, and cisterns were dug out to ensure an adequate water supply. The excavated stones were used to build the ancient farm or Masseria. A triangle, carved on the highest stone of the building and used as a symbol for the winery, defines the farm as the oldest historical building in the countryside and as a cartographic point of reference.
Nicola Petrera’s passion for Primitivo grapes has been handed down from father to son along with the following words:
“Who loves and respects Nature, loves God and himself”.
Our passion, experience, and tradition along five generations were joined by the Orfino family through the marriage of Rosa Orfino and Filippo Petrera (4th generation). In 1988, inside the little cellar, dug out within the rocks, the first bottle of Primitivo DOC Gioia del Colle marked Fatalone (vintage 1987) was born.
The wine spends 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.
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 a natural authentic Primitivo of Gioia del Colle.
- Grapes: Primitivo
Strong flavoured dishes like pasta with gravy, roasted beef, game, grilled meat as well as fish and aged cheese.