Grape: 100% Brunello (Sangiovese Grosso). Region: Italy> Tuscany> Montalcino> Pertimali Vyd. Notes: Organic. Indigenous yeast. 36 mo. in Slovanian oak and 6 mos. in bottle before release, Old Vines (20 to 35yrs).
Description: 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. Brunello di Montalcino is Tuscany's iconic wine and 2015 and 2016 is currently considered two of the best vintages Montalcino has ever seen. On the hill known as Montosoli, The 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. Father, 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.
"If checking in early, make sure to give the towering 2016 Brunello di Montalcino from Pertimali plenty of time to stretch its legs. It’s incredibly shy and backward upon first pulling the cork, coming to life nearly an hour later and never taking a step back from there on out. A beguiling display of spiced orange peels, sour cherry and mint pull you closer to the glass, where notes of cardamom, cinnamon, clove and sage reside. It’s dangerously soft and supple at first sip with fleshy red fruits and sweet spices blanketing the palate; yet beneath this soothing mix, a complex web of minerals and fine tannin slowly saturate. That said, there’s a lively bolt of acidity which maintains freshness in spite of the 2016’s heroic structure. Inner floral resonate along with a hint of white pepper, as it tapers off with classic austerity. This is a gorgeous vintage for Pertimali. 2024 – 2040" -Vinous, November, 2020
“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.