"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.
The 2011 Kreos is a vibrant, refreshing and somewhat full-bodied rosé. Aromas and flavors of strawberry, fresh cherry and raspberry dominate, followed by a clean, crisp finish.
"Intense bright pink in color, reminiscent of sea corals. Lasting aromas of flowers and red fruits; the palate is soft and full with great mineral freshness."
As seen in the July 2012 issue of La Cucina Italiana
"This luscious blend of sun-kissed negroamaro and malvasia nera is made from grapes from a parcel of vineyards specifically dedicated to making this wine. Rich pink in color, it's bursting with juicy, fresh summer berry flavors balanced by classic Puglian minerality."
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