Kreos Rosé Salento IGT 2019

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.

Additional Information

The 2019 Kreos is vivid 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
  • Sustainability: Certified Sustainable, DNV-GL
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Avg Production: 45,000 bottles
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Negroamaro

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    No text available yet. October 2020 issue.
    Grade: Best Buy
  • Score: 88 Points

    Vinous Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
    "Vivid orange-pink. Ripe red berries on the nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and vaguely jammy, showing good depth and a lingering raspberry note on the smooth, broad finish. In a straightforward style and very easy to drink, even if it's not the last word in complexity."
  • Good Housekeeping Author: Lizz Schumer
    Date: Monday, June 1, 2020
    16 Best Rosé Wines to Celebrate Summer -- "Take a walk on the Italian side with this ruby-red rosé made from Puglia's Negroamaro grapes. It has a juicy, fruity flavor with a body that's almost as rich as a red, with a lovely floral aroma. It tastes great with summer pastas."

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