Brunello di Montalcino, 1994


Brunello di Montalcino

Contains Sulphites.

About Pertimali

Ruddy-cheeked, silver-tongued Livio Sassetti has a portly stature, permanently wide grin and generally displays all the symptoms of a man whose work is his life and one that he loves. One son, Lorenzo, takes care of business matters, another son, Luciano, helps look after vineyard and winery. This is a truly family business and what a formidable one it is too! The Brunello is as bold and engaging as one would expect but also betrays great refinement, balance and complexity, coming from the south-west facing slopes of the Montosoli hill – a zone that produces Brunello with more finesse than most examples. The Vigna Fili di Seta is a sturdy Super Tuscan blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French oak barriques. The Sassettis also de-classify some of their Brunello wine and label it as Rosso di Montalcino, aged for a year as opposed to three, it parades impressive body clarity and depth of fruit.

Grape Type: Sangiovese

Meaning Blood of Jove, or Jupiter, Sangiovese is the noble grape of Chianti, Carmignano, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile de Montpulciano. A fussy grape to grow, but when done properly can produce some of the world’s most enthralling red wines. It can produce lively, sappy young reds with juicy, cherry flavours, as well as more concentrated, long-lived, oak-matured reds with superb, savoury, herb and spice flavours. Quality has soared over the last year as productive clones have been grubbed up and since the old practices of blending it with weak, lean white grape varieties have died down.