Aurora Winery, Château vin de Montagne, 2012
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
Aurora Chateau is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and Merlot (35%). The total production is about 4500 bottles per year.
The grapes are handpicked, typically the first and second weeks of September. Our goal is to pick at a maturity level that would provide optimal density and preserve the natural acidity and fresh aromas of the grapes. Grapes are squeeze-crushed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
After several rackings, the wine is left to age for 12 months in oak barrels, both American and French oaks are used. The wine is then blended, fined, and bottled approximately 2 years from harvest.