“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.
Kreos, with its intense vivid pink color, gets its name from “Eos”, the Greek goddess of dawn, whom Homer called “the rosy-fingered goddess.” Kreos emanates a bouquet of flowers, cherries, and raspberries that are prevalent in its elegant flavor as well. It has a tangy and earthy finish, with hints of nougat which lingers on the palate.
Score: 90 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Alexander Peartree
Score: 88 PointsVinous Author: Josh Raynolds
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