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

The persuasive charm and attentive embrace of the Sassetti family lures one to the vineyards, cellar and people who have farmed some of Montalcino’s finest vineyards for over a century.

Four generations of the Sassetti family have made wine in Montalcino. Livio worked the historic property through the late 1970s, then purchased the 16 hectare vineyard of the now–famous Podere Pertimali. The Podere is in the Montosoli area, north of Montalcino, a particularly well-known area 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, including a bottle dated to 1915.   Faithful to the teachings of his family Livio has over time renewed and expanded the vineyards, preserving the genetic heritage of the old vines and preserving the primigenie characteristics.

In 1999, the Sassetti family acquired property in the Maremma, La Querciolina, within the Montecucco DOC. More recently, they have begun working with a small property in Colle Argento, in the Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG region.

Today the estates are managed by Lorenzo Sassetti, Livio’s son, fourth generation family member and acclaimed winemaker. He is joined by his wife Sabina and together they passionately uphold the family name and reputation.  All of Lorenzo’s wines have deep roots in their respective terroirs, showcasing his willingness to preserve their traditional features. The wines are invigorating, aromatic, powerful styles that dance on the palate rather than attack it with blunt force. The Sassetti’s “Pertimali” Brunello di Montalcino is a collector’s wine. A 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) Organic
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