In its third generation of family ownership, Livio Sassetti is considered one of the best Brunello producers in the Montosoli area of Northern Montalcino. Montosoli is one of the prized locations to grow Sangiovese in the area, with many of the top wines catching big price tags. 2017 is the new release for Pertimali Brunello di Montalcino, and we have excellent pricing here at the lowest number we have been able to offer this wine in nearly a decade.
2017 is a more approachable vintage for Pertimali, and while it doesn't have the power that typically comes in its youth, it makes up for it with the elegance and transparency of fruit and terroir. It is also very approachable in this early stage, which is typically not the case for this wine, but that's good news for everyone because while the ultra classic '15s and '16s rest in the cellar, 2017 can be enjoyed now and will tithe you over until they are ready to drink.
2017 Pertimali is a fantastic deal for a wine of this caliber, and at this pricing which is nearly $30 less than the last release, you can't go wrong. This is an early opportunity to lock in this pricing for this wine, and right now, we have the only bottles of this new release available in the USA.
James Suckling 94 points! "Black cherry and mushroom with some dried flower undertones. Full-bodied with fine velvety tannins and a juicy and succulent finish. The tannins are very polished for a 2017. Try from 2023 onwards."
Vinous (Eric Guido) 93 points! "The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino makes itself known with a burst of dusty black raspberries, mentholated herbs, crushed ashen stone and dark flowery undergrowth. Silky-smooth and round in feel, it impresses with a cooling wave of mint-infused wild berry fruits mixed with balsamic spices and wood-smoked salts. While the 2017 doesn’t have the weight and density you’d expect from such a young Pertimali, yet it makes up for it with grace and purity, leaving a light coating of tannins and minerals to mingle throughout the finale. In order to uphold their standards of quality, production was down by a whopping 50%."
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 93 points! "The Sassetti Livio Pertimali 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is quite bright and lifted with cherries and fresh fruits that pop from the glass. The primary intensity is radiant in this wine, setting it apart from many of its peers. It covers the palate with mid-weight intensity, nice acidity and silky tannins. The brightness you get here is so attractive now, so I see little reason to wait much longer before pulling this cork. This is a 38,000-bottle release."