2004 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 750ml

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2004 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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Good full saturated red. The aromas of ripe red cherry, violet, rose and mocha are downright seductive. Deep, sweet and lush but with a juicy character and attractive floral lift to the ripe red cherry, licorice, anise and tobacco flavors. Verging on fat but with firm acids providing adequate support. Finishes with substantial breadth, a healthy dusting of tannins, and late notes of minerals and leather. Perhaps a slightly less fine rendition of Brunello Riserva than some previous vintages from this estate, but a very serious and satisfying wine.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: 151

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Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 07/28/2014
Site Blog: The Wine Forum Rose, cherry and tobacco. Down the middle for sango-grosso, but that's where it starts. Good complexity and really good purity. Dusty tannins and a fresh finish. #italy #brunello

About This Producer


One of the greatest of all Brunelli hails from the tiny Pertimali estate, nestled on a slope in the prime Montosoli cru to the northeast of Montalcino, where the Sassetti family has produced wine and olive oil for more than a century. The Montosoli hill is historically reputed for wines that are a perfect balance of the power of southern Montalcino with the finesse of the north. Where most producers own properties in both zones and blend to achieve that balance, in Montosoli, nature does all of the work. In the vineyard and in the cellar, father Livio and his two sons combine the best of both innovation and tradition, taking advantage of modern equipment and winemaking but also observing natural phenomena such as the phases of the moon. The result is wines with rich, deep, and often exotically perfumed fruit, more akin to the style of Burgundy. In addition to Brunello and Rosso, Pertimali also produces the lush Super-Tuscan "Vigna Fili di Seta," a barrique-aged blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet. Beginning with the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino, the label now emphasizes the proprietor's name, Livio Sassetti, rather than the estate name, Pertimali.

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