Aurora Winery, Cabernet Franc vin de Montagne, 2013
This boutique winery is located in the esteemed village of Rachkidde, North Lebanon.
Since its establishment in the early 2000s the family has been growing and harvesting its own vines from its 3 hectar
At an altitude of 850m, the Aurora vineyards are surrounded by hills of olive and pine trees, and overlooking the
walnut river and the Mediterranean Sea As a family winery, the Gearas have been growing vines for generations, but
only until 2004, did they begin this wine journey.
We believe in creating great wine combinations that grow best in our estate.
We produce wines that embody and express the terroir and microclimate of every vineyard we plant.
Using modern and ecofriendly techniques, our vines are carefully handpicked and express every characteristic of the
This wine is made from the Aurora Vineyard in the mountains of the Batroun district in North Lebanon grown in terraces made of argillic soil at an altitude of 850 meters.
Total production is about 1500 bottles per year. The number of grapes per vine is tightly controlled to keep only 10-12 grapes per vine. This wine is a monovarietal made of pure Cabernet Franc
Grape harvest is made by hand, typically the first or second week of September. The goal is to pick at a sugar content and maturity levels that would provide an optimal juice density and preserve the natural acidity and the fresh aromas of the grapes.
Grapes are squeeze-crushed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and after malolactic fermentation is completed, required amount of the sulfite (SO2) is added.
After 1-2 rackings, the wine is left to age for 12 months in oak barrels; both American and French oak are used. The wine is then fined and bottled without blending approximately 2 years from harvest.