Sassetti Pertimali

Rosso di Montalcino DOC – 2019

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.

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
  • Vines Planted: 1988 – 2001
  • Vine Training System: Spurred cordon
  • Planting Density: 7000 vines per hectare
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested in early October
  • Grapes gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature 82-84°F
  • Fermentation lasted 11 days
  • Aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks
  • Aged 12 months in bottle
Winemaker's Notes

Aromas of intense ripe red berries, elegant and rich on the palate, with fine, gentle tannins that finish this wine beautifully.

Wine Summary

Made from Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) 100%; alcohol: 14.5%; vines planted 1988 – 2001; vineyard soils of clay and limestone; fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures 82-84°F for 11 days; aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks; aged twelve months in bottle.

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

Reviews

93 Points

Rosy florals and crushed stone give way to bright cherry and hints of animal musk as the 2019 Rosso di Montalcino unfolds in the glass. There’s so much depth of primary fruit, nearly velvety in texture, yet perfectly lifted by bright acidity, turning quite perfumed toward the close. Notions of black raspberry preserves and spice linger unbelievably long, as this tapers off with incredible freshness. This is a killer Rosso from Livio Sassetti.

Vinous, January, 2022

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