2014 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti), Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany


Press and Tasting Notes

Pertimali, one of the finest Brunello producers, makes an equally amazing Rosso di Montalcino (a.k.a., Baby Brunello). This Rosso is a wine of bright fruit, rose petals, red currant, red cherry and cassis, with ripe tannins and classic acidity. An ideal food pairing wine, this particular Rosso is an exceptional red to enjoy....especially while w ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick

Featured January 13, 2016


With a 100 point score for Pertimali's most recent Brunello, 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."
    Rosso di Montalcino is often referred to as a "Baby Brunello" because the wine is made from the same delicious Brunello grapes, however it sees less time in oak before release.
    Rossos are what the "locals" enjoy while they are waiting for their Brunellos to mature. We love Rosso di Montalcinos - especially good ones - because they provide a snapshot of everything we love about Brunellos: they are silky, textured, earthy and pair with just about everything you want to eat during the winter months.
    Smooth and elegant, the 2014 Pertimali Rosso di Montalcino has all the finesse of its Big Brother Brunello and still has the body for fire-side dining. Aromas of plum, blueberry and dark cherry fill the glass. The palate reveals a dry tannin that is a welcome complement to the rich, fruit-forward dark berry flavors.
    "Lots of earth and richness to this rosso with plum, mushroom, violets and dark fruit. Full body with soft, velvety tannins and a long finish. this is masterful rosso. From one of the top producers of Brunello." James Suckling
    This rosso has the bones of a fine wine and structure to age for 5 + years. Enjoy with any grilled foods, cheese, and meaty pasta dishes. Enjoy!Read More »



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