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Sassetti Livio’s art of winemaking finds its home on the Montosoli hill in Montalcino. Tenuta Pertimali, the family’s winery, is the heart of the company. On an area of 13 hectares, facing northwest and at an average altitude of 300 meters above sea level, the noble grape varieties that form the basis for the outstanding wines thrive here.
The vineyards of Tenuta Pertimali cover 13 hectares, 12 of which are reserved for the exclusive production of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, made exclusively from Sangiovese Grosso. Another hectare is dedicated to the cultivation of Chardonnay. The soil, consisting of marl and clay, provides an ideal water reserve and excellent soil drainage, while the location on the Montosoli hill offers the perfect conditions for growing Sangiovese grapes.
The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pertimali 1996 represents the pinnacle of Sassetti Livio’s craftsmanship. Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, this wine is characterized by a careful manual harvest in October. It is matured for 36 months in 33hl Slavonian oak barrels and a further 6 months in the bottle. The result is a wine with an intense ruby red color, elegant aromas of ripe red fruits and spices and a harmonious structure with soft tannins and a long-lasting finish.
The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pertimali 1996 has an intense ruby red color. Its bouquet reveals enticing aromas of ripe red fruits and spices. The elegance and structure of this wine are evident on the palate with soft and pleasant tannins that lead to a long and persistent finish. With an alcohol content of 14.5%, this is a wine of the highest quality and sophistication.
This fine wine harmonizes perfectly with a Florentine Chianina steak or a loin of white wild boar. Its structure and variety of aromas make it the ideal accompaniment for sophisticated dishes, whose depth of flavor and elegance underline the character of this exquisite Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.
Brunello di Montalcino Pertimali 1996
Origin: Tuscany, Italy