2011 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti), Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany


Press and Tasting Notes

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine...The bouquet here shows lots of cola and balsam aromas with dried ginger and rosemary oil in front of dark fruit, cherry and plum. Those balsam aromas are indeed the wine's signature feature. This Brunello is smooth and silky." Robert Parker

A Merchant's Pick

Featured June 21, 2016


With a 100 point score for Pertimali's previous Brunello release, and a former Wine Spectator Top 100 wine, it is no wonder Robert Parker declared, "If I had only one Brunello to drink it would be Pertimali."
    Each year - regardless of press - Pertimali's Brunello is in high demand. With its history of stellar accolades, meticulous viniculture, and a silky smooth calling card, this year's 2011 Pertimali is high on the list of Brunellos to own.
    If you jumped on last year's iconic 2010 Brunellos, you might benefit from cellaring them just a bit longer. (To that end, there is a minuscule amount of Pertimali's 2010 Riserva that has just been released.) But with the 2011's, there is no need to age or wait...simply pour and drink over the next five years!
    We love this wine because 2011 was a warmer vintage producing ripe, rich fruit. This type of vintage is approachable in its youth without giving up the classic Brunello profile.
    Floral and refined, this opens with alluring scents of violet, iris, perfumed berry, earth and a whiff of pressed powder. The savory, elegant palate offers up juicy wild cherry, raspberry, truffle, anise and white pepper framed in a network of silky tannins. It's already extremely accessible and will offer fine drinking pleasure for the near and mid-term.
    "With every bottle I sample of the 2011 Brunellos, I am increasingly impressed with the vintage's accessibility. And when you are enjoying a Pertimali Brunello, you'll understand why every one of his vintages is a winner." Anne Press, EWM SommelierRead More »



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