1999 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2005
The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino is a big wine but with the shapeliness which always characterizes this producer's wines. The ripe and ample notes of red fruit leather liquorice and game are followed by the classic... The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino is a big wine but with the shapeliness which always characterizes this producer's wines. The ripe and ample notes of red fruit leather liquorice and game are followed by the classic smoothness and melting tannins of Sassetti wines continuous and caressing and with a rise in the intensity and sense of solidity on the finish. Deceptively ready it will easily last another dozen years.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
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 1999

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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.

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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.