2001 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

  • IWC 94
  • WA 92
  • WS 92

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IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2006
Deep red-ruby. Multifaceted nose offers currant coffee flowers tobacco licorice and animal fur along with an elegant mineral quality. Sweet lush and broad but with firm acids giving the wine an impossibly light touch... Deep red-ruby. Multifaceted nose offers currant coffee flowers tobacco licorice and animal fur along with an elegant mineral quality. Sweet lush and broad but with firm acids giving the wine an impossibly light touch. Conveys an almost saline sense of extract. Wonderfully broad dry and long on the finish with suave tannins and captivating nuances of leather tobacco leather earth and minerals.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2006
The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is a deeply colored big powerful effort. It shows masses of vibrant sweet dark fruit smoke tar and earth flavors with notable concentration and length on the palate. Still quite primary... The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is a deeply colored big powerful effort. It shows masses of vibrant sweet dark fruit smoke tar and earth flavors with notable concentration and length on the palate. Still quite primary today it offers outstanding potential but a few years of patience are required. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2006
Floral and berry character with hints of cherry. Full-bodied with soft tannins and lots of sweet ripe cherry flavors. Best after 2009. 1250 cases made. –JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2001

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.