2018 Sassetti Livio Pertimali Rosso di Montalcino
The Livio Sassetti family has been producing wine in the Italian region of Montalcino for over three generations. The Podere Pertimali and its 16 hectares of vineyards are located in the Montosoli region, north of Montalcino, a particularly well-known area for the cultivation of Sangiovese. True to the teachings of his family, Livio has over time renewed and expanded the vineyards, preserving the genetic legacy of the old vines.
The Rosso di Montalcino comes from the same vineyards as the famous Brunello's from Livio Sassetti, but the grapes come from the somewhat younger vines. In time, those sticks will be used again for the Brunellos. This Rosso is also a 100% Sangiovese Grosso. The Sangiovese grapes are gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28° - 29°C; a maceration for 10-15 days but then this wine stays for 6 months in steel tanks and is then bottle aging for another 6 months. The wine is fresher, less jammy and more drinkable than its firmer brothers. The wine has a ruby red color with purple hues. In the nose we smell notes of black plum, cassis, violets and a little coffee. In the mouth the wine is fresh but again with dark fruit, forest floor was typical for a sangiovese. The wine feels silky smooth in the mouth with a surprisingly long and above all elegant finish.
The Livio Sassetti family has been producing wine in the Italian region of Montalcino for more than three generations. The Podere Pertimali and its 16 hectares of vineyards are located in the Montosoli region, north of Montalcino, an area particularly renowned for the cultivation of Sangiovese. True to his family's teachings, Livio has over time renewed and expanded the vineyards, preserving the genetic heritage of the old vines.
In 1967 Livio was one of the founders of the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino and in 1968 he built a terracotta wall in his cellar to preserve the old vintages of the wines produced by the family, the historical memory of the company. Today the collection consists of almost 1000 bottles. In 1999, the Sassetti family acquired a company in Maremma, La Querciolina, within the Montecucco DOC. Thanks to the great passion and experience, abandoned vineyards are transformed into vineyards capable of producing Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo of the highest quality.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Rosso di Montalcino|
|Winery||Sassetti Livio Pertimali|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Red fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|