Aurora Sémillon

Wine Details
Karine & Edgar Carter with Waldo Orellana (Carignan), José Vera & Family (Cinsault), Elier Ortiz & Carlos Figueroa (Semillión), and Jerman Urrutia & Family (País)
Chile
DO Itata
2,523 bottles produced in 2019.
Mediterranean Temperate
100-255m
Decomposed red granitic soils and an elevation of 174-265m
Dry-Farmed, Organic
100% Sémillon
2019
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Vinification
Hand harvested, fully destemmed in a stainless steel "zaranda" (manual destemmer) and goes into 3 completely topped-up tinaja amphora. Musts ferment with their skins and native yeasts. Once a day by hand they push down the cap. Fermentation lasts 4-5 weeks.
Aging
The wine continues to age in tinajas for 9 months with zero movements. The the wine is drained and pressed, they combine the free run juice and the press juice, decant statically and let rest for 5 additional weeks before being bottled.