Tasting Notes: Cherry, Berry, Earth, Spice
Four generations of the Sassetti family have made wine in Montalcino. The "Podere Pertimali" with its 16 hectares of vineyards is one of the most favorable terroirs for Sangiovese in the area. I had the pleasure of visitng Sassetti a number of years ago and met a few of the family members including Livio. Their Brunello has always been one of my favorites and is consistently excellent every vintage. Their latest company, La Querciolina, was born a few kilometers from Montalcino for the production of Montecucco DOC wines.
This easy drinking wine from Maremma, a neighbor of Montalcino, is still 100% Sangiovese Grosso, but it’s from vines in the Montecucco area. It's dry, medium bodied with a round mouthfeel balancing its lush fruit with ripe acidity and fine-grained tannins. Cherry, plum, blueberry, strawberry, earth, oak, and beef jerky spice fill the palate with a big die-hard finish. Thisis your every day Sangiovese that goes well with a multitude of dished especially pasta.