Sassetti Pertimali

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG – 2013

Region: ITALY - TUSCANY Italy - Veneto

Sassetti Pertimali

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. Faithful to the teachings of the family,  Livio and Lorenzo have over time renewed and expanded the vineyards, preserving the genetic heritage of the old vines and preserving the primigenie characteristics.

Grapes / Soils

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 12 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The Sassetti Pertamali vineyards are located in the Montosoli hills, north of Montalcino, a particularly well known area for the cultivation of Sangiovese
  • The soils have a clay sublayer with a sandy topsoil layer
  • Training systems are spurred cordon
  • Planting density is 7000 vines per acre
Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby color. Dark fruits of black cherry, blackberry, plum and with sweet spices. Elegantly structured with a fresh acidity and well integrated, smooth tannins.

Wine Summary

Made from Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) 100%; Vines age – planted 1988 – 2001; vineyard soils of clay subsoil with sandy topsoil; fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures 28 – 29 °C; maceration for 10 – 12 days; aged 36 months in 33hl Slavonian oak barrels; aged six months in bottle.

Technical Information
  • 100% Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello)
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Aged 36 months in 33hl Slavonian oak barrels
  • Aged in bottle  6 months
  • Grapes gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 28 – 29  °C
  • Maceration for 10 – 12 days

Reviews

93 Points

The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine of beautiful and noteworthy elegance. It shows a fine and delicate quality of fruit, with wild berry and dark cherry at the front. That fruit intensity builds slowly as the wine warms in the glass, but it always stays confined and graceful throughout. Similar elements characterize the mouthfeel that is lean, compact and silky. Drink 2020 – 2035

© Wine Advocate, February, 2018

98 Points

This is intense and complex yet subtle with fantastic aromas of rose petal, plum, clove and fresh mushroom. Hints of stems. Full body, focused and polished with a linear line of tannins and fabulous length. A beauty. Better after 2021 but already a joy to taste.

jamessuckling.com, November, 2017

92 Points

Dark red-ruby. Camphor, mint and blueberry on the nose. Then refined flavors of red berries, dried herbs and quinine that display a steely, linear quality. Very clean Brunello of early appeal that finishes long with a bittersweet touch, an air of austerity and a touch of aromatic herbs. Lovely Brunello.

Vinous - Ian D'Agata, April, 2018

General Info

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