Grape: 100% Brunello (Sangiovese Grosso). Region: Italy> Tuscany> Montalcino> Pertimali Vyd. Notes: Organic. Indigenous yeast. 48 months in Slavonic oak and 1 year in bottle before release. 20-35 year old vines.
Description: “If I had only one Brunello to drink, it would be Pertimali. This producer has been making spectacular wines since 1982. This venerable estate, one of Montalcino’s finest, continues to make wines of notable personality.” – The Wine Advocate.
On the hill known as Montosoli, Pertimali Vineyards are renowned for representing the perfect balance between the fruit forward wines of southern Montalcino and the dense, structured, mineral wines of the north. Livio and his two sons work in observance of time-honored traditions all in accordance with the phases of the moon and organic farming regulations.
"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva struts its old-school stylings with a beguiling display of musky cherry and strawberry offset by damp earth tones, hints of cedar and mint. It’s unbelievably soft and silky in texture, ushering in ripe red berry fruits laced in saline-minerals and savory spice, with building inner florals toward the close. Formidable structure awaits on the finish, yet the 2015 Riserva manages to maintain freshness, coming across as both structured for the long haul but also with enough primary appeal to warrant checking in on today. It’s gorgeous. Tasted over the course of two days with consistent results."
- 95 Points, Eric Guido, Vinous
Livio Sassetti is one of a small group of producers that consistently makes Brunello's at the highest level of quality. The persuasive charm and attentive embrace of the Sassetti family 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. 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 primal characteristics.