Livio Sassetti Pertimali

Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino 2010


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Tuscany, Italy

Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino from Livio Sassetti is a beautiful red wine gem from the much heralded 2010 Brunello vintage, scoring 100 points from James Suckling, 97 points from Wine Advocate and 95 points from Wine Spectator! Considered the king of Tuscan wines and one of the most renowned and long-lived red wines of Italy, Brunello is produced from a specific strain of Sangiovese (Sangiovese Grosso) grown in the unique microclimate surrounding the Tuscan town of Montalcino.

In northeast Montalcino, the Sassetti family has produced wine for more than a century. On the hill known as Montosoli, Pertimali's wines are renowned for representing the perfect balance between the fruit-forward wines of southern Montalcino and the dense, structured, mineral wines of the north. In the vineyard and in the cellar, father Livio and his two sons work in observance of time-honored traditions, including hand harvesting, giant oak botte, and spontaneous fermentations, all in accordance with the phases of the moon and organic farming regulations. The wines are rich, deep, and perfumed, reflecting a very genuine style of Sangiovese.

"Breathe deep into the glass and this wine awards you a beautiful sensorial experience that brings you immediately to varietal tones of pressed cherry, dried blackberry, spice and tobacco. The most compelling notes however are those polished mineral tones of crushed granite and pencil shaving that add sharpness and focus. This is not a timid Brunello and you can taste the sheer power and the quality of the fruit on hand. The mouthfeel is polished and smooth with fine and exact textural richness. Bravo!" -Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

Enjoy Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino with osso bucco, lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, and cheeses.

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