Livio Sassetti Pertimali Rosso di Montalcino - Tuscany

Livio Sassetti Pertimali Rosso di Montalcino 2019 - Tuscany

Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Livio Sassetti Pertimali
Region: Italy
Blend: 100% Sangiovese
Alc: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

93 POINTS
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$61.20: as part of any six
$68.00: single bottle
$734.40: per case of 12

As Eric Guido from Vinous writes "The Pertimali vineyards surround the winery in one single block, all located on the Montosoli hill in the northern part of Montalcino. For many years now, I’ve enjoyed the house’s old-school, pleasurably rustic style, combined with fleshy primary fruit and balanced structure to match.”.

Montosoli is in the Northern highly prized sub region of Montalcino, and the wines express all the enticing smoky/sooty Montosoli aromatics beautifully expressed in this absolutely gorgeous pure wine. There is also a slight rusticity to the medium bodied Pertimali style with a wildness and minerality that is very attractive matched to delicious savoury dark cherry/raspberry infused Sangiovese fruit.  

It’s become an instant favourite with our Italophile customers, and can’t recommend it highly enough to our online Italian wine lovers too! 

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As Eric Guido from Vinous writes "The Pertimali vineyards surround the winery in one single block, all located on the Montosoli hill in the northern part of Montalcino. For many years now, I’ve enjoyed the house’s old-school, pleasurably rustic style, combined with fleshy primary fruit and balanced structure to match.”.

Montosoli is in the Northern highly prized sub region of Montalcino, and the wines express all the enticing smoky/sooty Montosoli aromatics beautifully expressed in this absolutely gorgeous pure wine. There is also a slight rusticity to the medium bodied Pertimali style with a wildness and minerality that is very attractive matched to delicious savoury dark cherry/raspberry infused Sangiovese fruit.  

It’s become an instant favourite with our Italophile customers, and can’t recommend it highly enough to our online Italian wine lovers too! 

Reviews


93 POINTS
Vinous

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.

Eric Guido


Producers notes

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.

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, including a bottle dated to 1915.   Faithful to the teachings of his family Livio has over time renewed and expanded the vineyards, preserving the genetic heritage of the old vines and preserving the primigenie characteristics.

In 1999, the Sassetti family acquired property in the Maremma, La Querciolina, within the Montecucco DOC. More recently, they have begun working with a small property in Colle Argento, in the Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG region.

Today the estates are managed by Lorenzo Sassetti, Livio’s son, fourth generation family member and acclaimed winemaker. He is joined by his wife Sabina and together they passionately uphold the family name and reputation.  All of Lorenzo’s wines have deep roots in their respective terroirs, showcasing his willingness to preserve their traditional features. The wines are invigorating, aromatic, powerful styles that dance on the palate rather than attack it with blunt force. The Sassetti’s “Pertimali” Brunello di Montalcino is a collector’s wine. A benchmark.

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