For over 3 generations the Pertimali Sassetticompany has been bottling great wines in Montalcino telling them with passion and tenacity all over the world.
Located on the northern side of the splendid municipality of Val d’Orcia, the farm can be reached from the road that crosses the town and passes under Porta Burelli.
Pertimali Sassetti boasts an extension of 16 hectares of vineyards in the Montosoli area with South-East exposure, the best for producing fine and elegant wines.
Here part of the history of Montalcino was written and continues to do so.
In fact, back in 1967 Livio Sassetti actively participated in the growth of the Ilcinese area, founding the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium with other historical names.
Today it is Lorenzo and Sabina Sassetti who lead the family business with the help of a very close-knit team.
The attention to the history in the company is very high, every year several bottles are set aside and help to feed the wall of this liquid bookcase made of more or less large thousandths for the criticism but certainly different and unique in their being different.
The wines produced in the company are rich in personality, have a graceful soul that reflects the united family and the ideals of life of Lorenzo and Sabina.
Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva and a few years ago the Riserva 10 anni are the wines that always produce with the highest quality standards.
Talking with Lorenzo about the agronomic and oenological part is an experience that does not happen often. Country man receives many useful tips from father Livio and treasures them by putting them into practice in modern viticulture not too different from that always practiced in the company.
In the vineyard he tries to reach the perfect ripeness of the polyphenols of the grapes without ever losing sight of the sugar increase which will obviously translate into the alcohol content of the wines.
He is always among the last to harvest because according to Lorenzo, if the grapes hold up and the values are positive, maturity on the plant always pays.
In the cellar there is little to do, the wines ferment in steel and follow different maceration times according to the characteristics of the different vintages.
They are then stripped and racked into Slavonian oak barrels of different sizes to follow the refinement to be regulated.
I always gladly come back to Pertimali Sassetti and I love to taste the wines produced in this company which combines well, history, charm, inspiration, talent and genius of two humble and rich young producers in a kind soul.
During the last visit on the occasion of the previews of the 2017 vintage, the vertical of several thousandths for tasting was exciting:
|Livio Sassetti||Brunello di Montalcino||Riserva||1999||97||Red|
Definitely elegant and deep in the hints of black cherries, lime blossom, acacia, peppermint and dark chocolate, it gives complexity in the iconic and graceful sensory profile. Medium-full body, silky tannins on the palate shows an intact and relaxed finish that ends elegant and radiant on tiptoe. What a style. Drink now.
|Livio Sassetti||Brunello di Montalcino||2016||97||Red|
Expressive and full of character, it shows mixed floral and fruity notes perfectly played with the subtle reduction that gives complexity. The scents of red plums, black plums, hot pebbles, hibiscus flowers and withered geraniums are the main scents. The wet asphalt and the chinotto fill the secondary scene. Medium body, round sweet tannins well integrated into the matrix and a sweet and taut finish that sets its beauty on the delicate progression. Best from 2022.
|Livio Sassetti||Brunello di Montalcino||2017||96||Red|
Deep and extremely complex, it displays notes of black plums, blackberries, salted caramel, black tea leaves, camphor, mandarin peel, chinotto and Indian spices. Full body, round, fine-grained tannins and a juicy and flowing finish that ends gracefully and dynamically. Elegant and modern, it shows an important workmanship in the difficult vintage. Best from 2022.
|Livio Sassetti||Brunello di Montalcino||Riserva||2012||96||Red|
Classic and extremely harmonious in the sensorial profile it shows notes of pressed red flowers, lime blossom, camphor, calendula, orange juice and mandarin peel. The sweet caramel blends with nuances of dark chocolate and juniper berries and increases the complexity of the background. Full body, soft tannins with fine grain and a juicy finish of splendid vibrant and juicy workmanship. The sip is bright and asks to return to the glass. Drink now or hold.
|Livio Sassetti||Brunello di Montalcino||Dieci||2007||95||Red|
Very ripe on the nose it shows notes of dehydrated cherries, camphor, sandalwood, blood orange juice, cedar in pieces, leather and cumin. In the background the memory of dehydrated plums, toasted pine nuts and wild myrtle describe the secondary scene. Medium-full body, soft tannins with fine grain and a finish rich in pulp and matter that describes a harmonious and balanced sip. Released on the market 10 years later. Drink now or hold.
|Livio Sassetti||Brunello di Montalcino||1995||93||Red|
Slightly herbaceous in the main profile it shows notes of currant, broken stem, wet leaves, withered linden and wild thyme. Medium body, slightly rigid tannins and a taut and vibrant finish. Drink now or hold.
|Livio Sassetti||Brunello di Montalcino||1996||92||Red|
Precise on the nose it shows notes of red plums, leather, blood orange, wet licorice stick, caramel and green olives. Full body, soft tannins of good workmanship polymerized by the action of oxygen and a finish rich in matter and relaxation. Drink now.