2003 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

  • WA 92
  • IWC 92
  • WS 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
Pertimali's 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is once again among the small number of wines being made in Montalcino that offers real character. This intense powerful Brunello exhibits the essence of flowers tar smoke dark... Pertimali's 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is once again among the small number of wines being made in Montalcino that offers real character. This intense powerful Brunello exhibits the essence of flowers tar smoke dark cherries and wild herbs as it opens to reveal superb depth and concentration. The tannins of the vintage are present but the wine's sheer richness provides more than enough balance. A surprisingly fresh long finish rounds out the wine. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. -Antonio Galloni
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2008
Full fresh red. Subtly complex aromas of currant plum mocha nutty oak and woodsy underbrush. Suave and fine-grained with surprising freshness to the dark berry flavors in light of the rather low-toned nose. Not a hugely... Full fresh red. Subtly complex aromas of currant plum mocha nutty oak and woodsy underbrush. Suave and fine-grained with surprising freshness to the dark berry flavors in light of the rather low-toned nose. Not a hugely fleshy wine but boasts an understated density and very good life in the mouth-and gained sweetness with extended aeration. Finishes with broad palate-dusting tannins and excellent length structure and grip.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2008
Blueberry and raspberry with hints of vanilla and spices lead to a full-bodied palate with velvety tannins and a long finish. Needs time. Best after 2009. 2400 cases made. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2003

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.