The Berger Bungalow: Sassetti Livio Pertimali - Montalcino

Sassetti Livio Pertimali - Montalcino
Posted on:2.14.2018

During our time in Florence, Italy, we decided to take a day to explore Tuscany, specifically the Montalcino area to taste Brunello's with our wine guide, Davide. If you have not read my post on Capanna, which was the first winery we visited with Davide in Montalcino, make sure you check it out! We had the best day exploring, drinking, and eating. If you are headed to Italy, I highly recommend going on a wine tour in Montalcino and I recommend contacting Davide before you go - you won't regret it. From Cortona, Montalcino, Chianti, Montepulciano, and more, Davide will take care of you.

The second winery we visited in Tuscany was owned by the family of Livio Sassetti. Sassetti Livio Pertimali has been producing wine in the Montosoli area, which is just north of Montalcino, Italy for over three generations. The Sassetti family produce wines that are considered among the largest in Montalcino. The current wine maker is now Lorenzo, which is Livio's son and he follows the traditional wine making process that has been passed down over the years.

The gorgeous, rolling vineyard was jaw dropping, but to me, there were two main focal points during our trip to Livio Sassetti. In Livio's cellar, there is a terracotta wall made for housing old vintages of their wine. The oldest bottle they pointed out was dated back to 1915 (amazing!!), but there were hundreds and hundreds of bottles of wine in the cellar. It was a gorgeous sight! 

We also had the chance of meeting Livio, which was amazing - he was so sweet and kind! You could tell that he really loved his life.

The second highlight of our time at the gorgeous Tuscany vineyard was the amazing lunch they made for our. It was actually one of the best meals we had our entire trip! I wish I would have taken better pictures of our meal, but at that point, we had already had so much wine that it just slipped my mind. The table was full with melon, proscuitto, wine, bread, salad, cheese, and more - it was a feast! Most of their ingredients come from their own farming, as well, which I thought was really neat. 

Our time spent at Livio Sassetti was amazing - I still dream about the lunch we had and wish I knew all of their recipes, and I look forward to going back again one day soon!

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