1997 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2001
(Release date 1/1/02)Readers should note that with the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino the label has changed to emphasize the proprietor's name Livio Sassetti rather than the estate name Pertimali. Always a top-notch Brunello... (Release date 1/1/02)Readers should note that with the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino the label has changed to emphasize the proprietor's name Livio Sassetti rather than the estate name Pertimali. Always a top-notch Brunello the 1997 is staggering in its aromatic fireworks and concentrated long intense flavors. Sumptuous aromas of dried Provencal herbs roasted meats soy spice box asphalt truffles and black fruits linger in the air. Flavors of new saddle leather are added to jammy black fruit characteristics. Opulently-textured full-bodied and gorgeously pure this wine creates an olfactory overload. Its low acidity high glycerin and huge fruit reserves suggest drinking it now and over the next 12-18 years. Mamma mia! A Marc de Grazia Selection various American importers including Michael Skurnik Syosset NY; tel. (516) 677-9300 Vin Divino Chicago IL; tel. (773) 334-6700 and Estate Wines Ltd. San Rafael CA; tel. (415) 492-9411
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2002
Balanced and refined. Very floral with ripe fruit and a fresh undertone. Full-bodied with well-polished tannins. A beauty. Still needs time. Best after 2004. 1200 cases made. –JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Saturated, almost inky garnet. Forceful underbrush aromas of mushrooms, damp soil and road tar. Fresh flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and anise are nicely framed by firm, mouthcoating tannins. A full-bodied and... Saturated, almost inky garnet. Forceful underbrush aromas of mushrooms, damp soil and road tar. Fresh flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and anise are nicely framed by firm, mouthcoating tannins. A full-bodied and plump wine with a wonderful sense of minerality on the sustained finish.
JJB 92
Shaun Bishop - JJ Buckley, July 2002
Saturated almost inky garnet. Forceful underbrush aromas of mushrooms damp soil and road tar. Fresh flavors of blackberry dark chocolate and anise are nicely framed by firm mouthcoating tannins. A full-bodied and plump... Saturated almost inky garnet. Forceful underbrush aromas of mushrooms damp soil and road tar. Fresh flavors of blackberry dark chocolate and anise are nicely framed by firm mouthcoating tannins. A full-bodied and plump wine with a wonderful sense of minerality on the sustained finish.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 1997

Label

Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino is 100% Sangiovese. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrel for 36 months, and again in bottle for another 6 months.

Winery

Pertimali (Livio Sassetti)

For over three generations, the Sassetti family has been producing wine in Montalcino. The “Podere Pertimali”, with its 16 hectares of vineyards, is nestled on a slope in the Montosoli hill, north of Montalcino—one of the most favorable terroirs for Sangiovese in the area. Maintaining the family tradition, Livio Sassetti has renovated and extended the vineyards, retaining the genetic material of the original vines and preserving their characteristics.

Livio was among the founders of Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino in 1967. In 1968, he built a terracotta wall in his cellar, to keep the old vintages of the wines produced by his family. Today, this collection counts over 1000 bottles, among which stands out as the ‘grandmother’ of the current production - a bottle from the 1915 vintage!

In 1999, the Sassetti family purchased a property in the Tuscan Maremma, La Querciolina, within the DOC Montecucco. Thanks to their passion and experience, untended fields were nutured into into vineyards which produce Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo of great quality.

Today, both wineries are managed by Lorenzo Sassetti, Livio’s son, who is focused in continuing his family’s winemaking tradition.