Bottled in June 2007 after three years in large oak cask and one year in steel tank. This is one of the great successes of the vintage thanks to the cool clay-dominated west facing vines. This exhibits a beautiful bright red colour and strong ripe fruit character whilst boasting a surprising style and nervosity for the vintage; cool, fresh, and grippy with an explosion of ripe damson, sloe and red berry fruit character.
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.