When we decided to try Pasquale’s Fatalone, we weren’t aware the estate is part of RAW Wine, and moving around the realm of Natural Wine Guru: Alice Feiring.
The aim was to locate a rich Southern Italian, made from organic grapes, that are tended by the owner and winemaker themselves. To our surprise, this unique bottle happens to taste classic, but also conforms to RAW’s strict selection process: organically farmed, using only own hand-picked grapes, low levels of sulphites, spontaneous fermentation and sustainable practices without sacrificing quality and taste.
We sadly never visited the region, but know from friends who spent a few week during summer, that this part of Italy is one of the most laid back. The food is of course locally grown, fresh, but with enhanced flavors from the fertile soils. Writers call it the Vegetarian Nirvana. One can easily over indulge on the finest olive oils and milky cheeses.
(Jancis Robinson rated the 2014 with 16.5 out of 20 points.)