Sassetti Pertimali

Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG Brut Colle Argento – NV

Region: ITALY - TUSCANY Italy - Veneto

Sassetti Pertimali

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.

Grapes / Soils

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area ha or acres
Prosecco Valdobiaddene DOCG 100% Glera Planted 2005 clay 8.65 acres/3,5 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards in Valdobbiadene DOCG in the Colle Argento, Veneto

  • Vines planted 2005
  • Soils: Clay, sand and limestone
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested in beginning of September
  • Cryomaceration process
  • Alcoholic and sparkling fermentations in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures
  • No added sugars
  • Indigenous yeast only
  • Fermented in tank 15 days
Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw-yellow color. Very fine and persistent perlage. The aroma is fruity, with hints of apples, citrus and grapefruit. It shows pronounced notes of acacia flowers. A fresh wine with great balance of acidity and textur.

Wine Summary

Made from 100% Glera; Vines planted 2005; clay soils; hand harvested early September; cryomaceration process in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks without added sugars for initial and sparkling fermentations for 15 days; only indigenous yeasts; residual sugar 9 g/l.

Technical Information
  • 100% Glera grapes
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Residual sugar: 9.0 g/l

Reviews

90 Points

The NV Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut wafts up a pretty showing of crushed green apple, ginger and dusty florals. It’s dry and crisp yet with a vivid display of ripe melon and orchard fruits, perfectly contrasted by sharply focused acidity and a vibrant bead of fine bubbles.  2021 – 2023

Vinous, December, 2020

90 Points

White peaches, glazed apples and white flowers with hints of honey to it. Easy and fresh with a medium body, foamy mousse and ripe stone fruit character. Floral on the finish. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, September, 2023

90 Points

The NV Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Colle Argento opens with a delicate blend of dusty floras, ginger and crushed apples. This contrasts finely-etched bubbles against sweet spice and lively acidity. It finishes remarkably fresh, classically dry and with medium length. Well done. (LOT# L811) 2023 – 2025

Vinous, December, 2023

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) Following organic principles, not certified