Brunello di Montalcino 2008 – Pertimali Livio Sassetti

Brunello di Montalcino 2008 – Pertimali Livio Sassetti

#24 position on Top 100 Wine Spectator of 2013  

This famous family-owned winery has been making great reds for generations with outstanding depth of fruit and sublime finish. The strength and elegance of this wine show why Livio Sassetti is considered by both critics and peers to be a benchmark producer

 Production Area: Montalcino (Siena), Montosoli sub-zone

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Varietal blend: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Soil: Mixed limestone and silica rocks.

Vineyards: Southeastern exposure at high elevation above sea level. About 16 hectares planted with Sangiovese. Farming: Organic

Harvest: mid-, by hand.

Vinification: Fermented under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks for ~15 days, with 8-10 soft daily pump-overs

Aging: Three years in Slavonian oak barrels (30HL) and 6 months in the bottle

Production: ~2,500 cases

Alcohol 13.5 %

Tasting Notes: Gorgeous nose of ripe berries; full bodied succulent wine with well integrated tannins to compliment the long, long finish.

Food Pairings: Wild boar, tomato based sauces with pasta, braised meats, bisteca

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  1. Bruce Sanderson writes in Wine Spectator:
    “Aromatic, suave and silky, boasting aromas and flavors of flowers, cherry, strawberry and leather, all boosted by bright acidity and firm, well-integrated tannins. Refined and long, with a lingering finish of mineral and spice. Best from 2016 through 2035. 700 cases imported.”

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