2004 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 95

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva blossoms on the palate in a richly-textured layered expression of Sangiovese that is a marvel to behold. The fruit remains extremely primary and this is a Riserva that will require... The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva blossoms on the palate in a richly-textured layered expression of Sangiovese that is a marvel to behold. The fruit remains extremely primary and this is a Riserva that will require quite a bit of patience. The finesse of the tannins and the luxurious expansiveness of the fruit hint at what is to come. The future can only be bright for a wine of this exceptional pedigree. Might the 2004 be a modern-day version of the 1982? Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. -Antonio Galloni
WS 95
Wine Spectator, October 2010
A very raisiny Brunello that verges on Amarone in style and character. Full-bodied round and Porty with dried fruits and round tannins. A little overdone but some may love this full-throttle style of Brunello... A very raisiny Brunello that verges on Amarone in style and character. Full-bodied round and Porty with dried fruits and round tannins. A little overdone but some may love this full-throttle style of Brunello. Fascinating. Best from 2011 through 2016. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2004

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.