Venus took its name from the image of Sandro Botticelli (“Birth of Venus” 1485). This Roman “foam-born” is blown to the shore by the westerly winds. Even during the stormy – foaming fermentation, wine is made from must and the birth is done.
In Carnuntum it is not only during the fermentation in the cellars, but also during the growing season the wind is an almost constant companion. The foam-born is washed ashore in a shell (sign of life) to be received there by the flower goddess Flora in a purple cape.
The dormant but still moving Venus with her fluttering hair gives the picture a serene serenity. This is exactly what wine is meant to symbolize: longevity, purple, variety of aromas, a wine that rests in itself, which nevertheless radiates a serene serenity. A beautiful and elegantly fragile wine, this is Venus.