For over three generations, the Sassetti family has been producing wine in Montalcino. The “Podere Pertimali” with its 16 hectares of vineyards is nestled on a slope in the Montosoli hill, north of Montalcino, one of the most favourable terroirs for Sangiovese in the area.
Maintaining the family tradition, Livio has renovated and extended the vineyards, retaining the genetic material of the original vines and preserving their primigenial characteristics.
In 1967, Livio is among the founders of Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino. In 1968, Livio built a terracotta wall in his cellar, to keep the old vintages of the wines produced by his family. Today, this collection counts over 1000 bottles, among which stands out the ‘grandmother’ of the current production, a bottle dated 1915!
In 1999 The Sassetti family purchased a property in the Tuscan Maremma, La Querciolina. within the DOC Montecucco. Thanks to their passion and experience, untended fields turned into vineyards able to produce Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo of great quality.
Today, both wineries are managed by Lorenzo Sassetti, Livio’s son, who is focused in continuing his family’s winemaking tradition.
The wines of Livio and Lorenzo Sassetti, from the Pertimali estate, are considered among the greatest of all in Montalcino.
The excellent production of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino is the result of the remarkable devotion of the Sassettis to their land and its fruits and the extraordinary location of their vineyards, in the Montosoli hill. Located in the North of Montalcino, with South-East exposure, the area is highly reputed for producing wines of great complexity and elegance. The pedological characteristics of its terroir gives wines that are a perfect balance of the power and richness of Southern Montalcino with the finesse of the North.