Grower Website Sassetti Pertimali Region: ITALY - TUSCANY Italy - Veneto

For over a century, four generations of the Sassetti family have farmed and made wine in Montalcino.  Livio worked the historic property through the late 1970s, then purchased the 16-hectare (39.53 acres)  Podere Pertimali vineyard. The now–famous Podere is in the Montosoli area, north of Montalcino, an area recognized for the cultivation of the Sangiovese grape.

In 1967, Livio was among the founders of the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino, which was the same year the DOC(G) system was written into law. In 1968 he built a terracotta wall in his cellar to preserve the old vintages of the wines produced by the family.  Today, that collection consists of almost 1,000 bottles, with vintages dating back to 1915.   Dedicated to the land, Livio has over time rehabilitated and expanded the vineyards, preserving the genetic heritage of the old vines and preserving the primigenial characteristics.

In 1999, the Sassetti family acquired La Querciolina a beautiful property located in the Maremma within the Montecucco DOC. They also work with a small property in Colle Argento located in the Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG region.

Today, the estates are managed by Lorenzo Sassetti, Livio’s son, fourth generation family member and acclaimed winemaker. Together with his wife Sabina they passionately uphold the family name and reputation. Lorenzo’s wines have deep roots in their respective terroirs.  The wines are invigorating, aromatic, powerful styles that dance on the palate. Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino is a collector’s wine. A true benchmark.

Country Italy
Region Tuscany, Veneto
Appellation(s) Montalcino, Montecucco, Valdobbiadene
Proprietors Lorenzo Sassetti & Sabina La Brusco Sassetti
Founded late 1800s
Winemaker Lorenzo Sassetti
Annual Production 13,250 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Following organic principles, not certified
Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area ha or acres
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 100% Sangiovese Grosso Planted 1988 -2001 clay and sandy on top 29.7 acres / 12 ha
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG “Dieci” 100% Sangiovese Grosso Planted 1988 -2001 clay and sandy on top
Rosso di Montalcino 100% Sangiovese Grosso Planted 1988 -2001 clay and sandy on top
Montecucco Rosso DOC 100% Sangiovese Grosso della Maremma Planted 2000 Volcanic soil 29.7 acres / 12 ha
Prosecco Valdobiaddene DOCG 100% Glera Planted 2005 clay 8.65 acres / 3,5 ha