This is the result of a specific selection of the most concentrated grapes in some of the finest and oldest parcels on the Pertimali estate. These grapes are vinified separately and aged for four years in Slavonian oak cask and two years in bottle. A wine of stunning elegance and power, multi-layered flavours of cherry, bramble, sloe, juniper and minerals, really intense stuff that betrays a cast-iron grip and power underneath its silky veil of ripe fresh fruits.
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.