Sassetti Pertimali

Rosso di Montalcino DOC – 2018

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
Rosso di Montalcino DOC 100% Sangiovese Grosso Planted 1988 -2001 Clay and limestone

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.

  • Soils: Clay and limestone
  • Vine training system: Spurred cordon
  • Planting density: 7000 vines per hectare
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested in beginning of October
  • Grapes gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 28 – 29 °C
  • Maceration for 10 – 12 days
  • Aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged 12 months in bottle
Winemaker's Notes

A wine offering aromas of intense ripe red berries, elegant and rich with fine, gentle tannins.

Wine Summary

Made from Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) 100%; Vines age – planted 1988 – 2001; vineyard soils of clay and limestone; fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures 28 – 29 °C; maceration for 10 – 12 days; aged 12 months  in stainless steel tanks; aged six months in bottle.

Technical Information
  • 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes
  • Alcohol: 14.5%

Reviews

92 Points

Crushed cherries, dusty rose, saddle leather, earthy minerals and shavings of cedar all come together to form a classic and utterly gorgeous bouquet on the 2018 Pertimali Rosso. Soft textures are then motivated by a stunning mix of acids and minerals with savory red fruits and spice, buzzing, practically sizzling on the senses. There’s so much energy here. The finish is long and lightly structured, showing tremendous potential, resonating on earth notes and dried fruits with a subtle tug of youthful tannin. Wow. 2020 – 2026

Vinous, April, 2020

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