2005 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

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  • WS 93

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is seriously dark rich and intense. Black cherries underbrush new leather and licorice all come together in a sensual powerful expression of Sangiovese. There is surprising depth to the... The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is seriously dark rich and intense. Black cherries underbrush new leather and licorice all come together in a sensual powerful expression of Sangiovese. There is surprising depth to the round fruit. Though delicious today this is one of the few 2005 Brunellos that needs bottle age for some of the tannins to soften. It is a fabulous 2005. There will be no Riserva in 2005 as Sassetti used all of the best fruit for the regular bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.-Antonio Galloni
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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
A rich and decadent Brunello with tobacco berry and coffee character that turns to meat. Full and soft. Best after 2010. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2005

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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.

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.