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Carter Mollenhauer Aurora de Itata Semillon

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Vintage: 2019
Region: Maule Valley, Chile
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Semillon

Carter Mollenhauer Aurora de Itata Semillon is a skin-contact Chilean white aged in amphorae. Herbal and salty with dried orchard fruit and mineral.

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About Carter Mollenhauer Aurora de Itata Semillon

Carter Mollenhauer Aurora de Itata Semillon is a skin-contact Chilean white aged in amphorae. Herbal and salty with dried orchard fruit and mineral.

Hand harvested, fully destemmed in a stainless steel “zaranda” (manual destemmer), and goes into 3 completely topped-up tinaja amphora. The musts ferment with their skins and native yeasts. Once a day by hand they push down the cap. Fermentation lasts 4-5 weeks.

The wine continues to age in tinajas for 9 months with zero movements. The wine is drained and pressed, they combine the free run juice and the pressed juice, decant statically and let rest for 5 additional weeks before being bottled.

About Carter Mollenhauer

Karine Carter and her husband, Edgar Mollenhauer have a family-run winery in the Maule Valley of Chile where they produce a few small-production wines from local grapes. Their idea is to elevate the reputation of Chilean wine through their hard work farming organically, with minimal intervention in the cellar. Everything is done by hand, with gravity (instead of pumps), free of synthetic chemicals, minimal intervention of the musts, and always unfiltered. Making pure wine that expresses the beautiful terroir where they reside between the Pacific Coast and the Andes Mountains.

Working internationally (California, Barossa, Côtes du Rhône) and throughout Chile (Don Melchor, Seña, and Viña Carmen), Edgar grew the need to rediscover the wines of his native country, so he could enjoy making and drinking the types of wines he discovered around the globe. They began the Carter Mollenhauer project in 2014.