2011 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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In Stock: 24+ btls
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ETA: Pending

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, May 2016
Floral and refined, this opens with alluring scents of violet, iris, perfumed berry, earth and a whiff of pressed powder. The savory, elegant palate offers up juicy wild cherry, raspberry, truffle, anise and white pepper... Floral and refined, this opens with alluring scents of violet, iris, perfumed berry, earth and a whiff of pressed powder. The savory, elegant palate offers up juicy wild cherry, raspberry, truffle, anise and white pepper framed in a network of silky tannins. It's already extremely accessible and will offer fine drinking pleasure for the near and mid-term. - Kerin O’Keefe
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2016
A pretty, silky red with plum and berry character. Chocolate. Medium to full body, delicious finish. Lots of sweet-cherry center palate. Drink now.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2016
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine, but it does not reach the gorgeous levels achieved by this estate in the previous 2010 vintage. The bouquet here shows lots of cola and balsam aromas with dried ginger... The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine, but it does not reach the gorgeous levels achieved by this estate in the previous 2010 vintage. The bouquet here shows lots of cola and balsam aromas with dried ginger and rosemary oil in front of dark fruit, cherry and plum. Those balsam aromas are indeed the wine's signature feature. This Brunello is smooth and silky in terms of mouthfeel. - Monica Larner
WS 91
Wine Spectator, June 2016
Offers sweet plum, cherry and licorice flavors, shaded by earth, tobacco and spice accents. Balanced, with the right level of tannins for support. Best from 2017 through 2027. 4,000 cases made. –BS
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, September 2017
The 2011 Pertimali Brunello is a real standout. Opens with signature Brunello notes of pure, ripe cherry enhanced by savory herbs, leather and balsamic. Polished and complex on the palate, lively acidity provides the... The 2011 Pertimali Brunello is a real standout. Opens with signature Brunello notes of pure, ripe cherry enhanced by savory herbs, leather and balsamic. Polished and complex on the palate, lively acidity provides the perfect lift to the red fruit flavors while a mineral streak adds punch on the finish. This is drinking wonderfully right now and should continue to deliver pleasure over the next 7-10 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2011

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.