Kreos Rosé Salento IGT 2016

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 2016 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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Puglia
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  • Sustainability: Certified Sustainable, DNV-GL
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
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  • Alcohol: 14%
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  • Avg Production: 45,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Negroamaro

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Here's a vibrant savory rosato made entirely with the native grape Negroamaro that boasts aromas and flavors of juicy sour cherry, crushed raspberry, Mediterranean herb and a saline note. A blast of orange zest and aromatic herb close the crisp refreshing finish.

    Grade: Best Buy!

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