Kreos Rosé Salento IGT 2007

Castello Monaci

"Kreos" taken from the greek, Eos, a figure of Greek mythology, goddess of the dawn, sister of Helios (the sun) and of Selene (the moon). As the story goes; every morning the goddess weeps inconsolably for the death of her son, killed by Achilles during the siege of Troy, and her tears form the morning dew. Homer called her the goddess with the rosy finger because of the effect seen in the sky at dawn.

Terroir: The Castello Monaci Kreos Rosato comes from the heart of Italy's rosé production region of Apulia. The vineyards of this hot, arid region are made up of dry gravelly soils of limestone and clay forcing the vines deep for nourishment and leading to very low yields and concentrated wines.

Vinification: This 100% Negroamaro is made in the "saignée method" which removes the juice from the skins after just a enough contact to impart a rich pink color and clean berry flavor. 45,000 bottles produced.

This delicious rosé is dry and elegant with bright fruit and floral notes on the nose and palate.

Additional Information

The wine shows floral, fruity aromas before dry, full, elegant and clean flavours on the palate, with light fruit traces which linger in the mouth.

Recent Press

  • Wine Image Author: Other
    Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008

    The nose is full of bright cherry, earth, and strawberry notes while in the mouth youre treated to perfectly balanced blueberry and rosehips flavors mixing with juicy acids that beg you for another sip. This is what Italian rose is all about, bright acid, defined berry flavors, and balance to match fried calamari at the table while appealing to those sitting on the porch. A blend of 90% negroamaro and 10% malvasia nera. Well done and outstanding value!

    Grade: Wines that over-deliver for $15 or less

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