"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 2015 Kreos is pale pink in color and made in an elegant style. The bouquet is intense with fruit and spice flavors (rose, strawberry, blueberry and pepper with a good acidity). The wine is very well balanced.
Glowing scarlet, bigger and more full-flavored than the oh-so-fashionable Provence ross. But dont let that put you off, its hefty enough to drink with roast chicken or even Asian food thanks to its subtle touch of sweetness.
"A real food wine from 100% Negroamaro with deep color and blueberry, strawberry, floral and pepper notes. Try it with grilled lamb and pork."
"Full, fruity with preserved strawberry and candied icing flavors substantial body, yet delicate flavors."
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