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92pts, Vinous
Bright red. Steely aromas and flavors of perfumed flowers and sour red cherry complicated by subtle earth tones. Not a blockbuster but well balanced and very perfumed, this politely styled Brunello is full of early appeal and is already delicious to drink now.

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Sangiovese
  • APPELLATION
    Brunello di Montalcino
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Today we are skipping and frolicking in utter glee as a parcel of our love, dear Brunello, enters our warehouse. And not just any Brunello, another bonkers deal from the classically styled 2013 vintage hailing from a plot sandwiched between two of the most prized vineyard sites in all of Montalcino. $35! Over 50% off! The acclaimed 2013 vintage! 92pts!! Do yourself a solid and rush to add a few to your cart before your fellow Invino shoppers deprive you of your chance!

The charming family-run estate of Croce di Mezzo finds itself hidden between Biondi Santi and Fattoria dei Barbi, two of Montalcino’s most famous vineyards for exquisite Brunello. Here at Croce di Mezzo, the soils are the same, the vineyards compositions are the same, the vineyard and harvest regimens are the same, the only thing that isn’t is the name, and for this, you’re able to score a fantastic value on a brilliantly crafted Brunello.

Vinous says its, "well balanced and very perfumed, this politely styled Brunello is full of early appeal and is already delicious to drink now.” 92pts

We couldn’t agree more. Beautifully aromatic in the glass with notes of rose petals, dried and fresh cherries, and cigar box. The palate expresses similar flavors with hints of earth and sour cherries, but the fruit is fully enhanced and the oak influence is less intense (especially with air).

This isn’t a wine you’ll want to drag your feet on. A brilliant vintage, 92pts, 53% off! Our allotment is but small and meager and certainly won’t last long.

TASTING NOTES 

Notes of rose petals, fresh and dried cherries, cigar box and earth. Lively acidity and sublte oak influence offering a refined and pleasing palate.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Within the confines of Montalcino and its surrounding hills, certain names bring a heightened sense of appreciation - Biondi Santi, Banfi, Fattoria dei Barbi.

Croce di Mezzo is tucked away on the road from Montalcino to Castelnove d’Abate, hidden between Biondi Santi and Fattoria dei Barbi. Despite being sandwiched between two of the area's most famous vineyards, most people haven't heard of Croce di Mezzo. Still, they share the same elevation and vineyard composition, receive the same amount of rainfall, harvest at the same time and make Brunello by the same standards as their more famous neighbors. The one big difference is the price, which represents a killer value compared to the more famous labels flanking their estate.