2004 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • IWC 92
  • WA 90

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2009
Candied plum notes with hints of flowers and mushroom follow through to a full-bodied palate with very soft juicy tannins and lightly grilled meat berry and fresh shiitake mushroom flavors. A decadent style. Best from... Candied plum notes with hints of flowers and mushroom follow through to a full-bodied palate with very soft juicy tannins and lightly grilled meat berry and fresh shiitake mushroom flavors. A decadent style. Best from 2010 through 2015. 1800 cases made.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2009
Good deep medium red. Highly complex slightly musky aromas of red berries spices minerals incense iron and graphite; quite Burgundian. Silky on entry then sharply delineated and vibrant in the middle with a sappy rather... Good deep medium red. Highly complex slightly musky aromas of red berries spices minerals incense iron and graphite; quite Burgundian. Silky on entry then sharply delineated and vibrant in the middle with a sappy rather imploded character suggesting more to come. This very young and structured wine finishes with excellent grip and slowly emerging notes of leather chocolate iron and underbrush. It's a shame that more 2004 Brunellos can't match this wine for clarity of flavor or back-end thrust. 92(+?) points
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
Pertimali's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino offers up floral red fruits spices leather and earthiness in a surprisingly medium-bodied style for this property. The wine possesses lovely length and refined understated finish... Pertimali's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino offers up floral red fruits spices leather and earthiness in a surprisingly medium-bodied style for this property. The wine possesses lovely length and refined understated finish. The estate's Brunello is quite open and accessible at this stage and also more forward in its aromas and flavors than many other wines in this vintage which suggests it is best enjoyed on the young side. Pertimali's Brunello is one of the handful of wines that I expected more from in 2004. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016. -Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2004

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.