Áureo

70% Merlot, 30% Chardonnay. Áureo, meaning “gilded” or “layered in gold,” describes the beautiful, golden, southwestern sunset hue of this tasty “orange” wine. Estate grown, sustainably farmed fruit from the Sonoma Valley AVA. Direct press Merlot on Chardonnay skins. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeast, unfiltered, no added sulfites.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Merlot, Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Mountain
Harvest Date
9/20/2020
Sugar
0.5 g/l
Acid
5.9 g/l
pH
3.66
Aging
Neutral Barrel
Bottling Date
6/1/2020
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Canned peaches, grapefruit, raw dough and salty metal with gentle earthy tannins
Vineyard Notes
Olson Ranch was planted in 1994 by Phil Coturri. It is about 3.5 acres of cane pruned Merlot. Clone 181 Root Stock 5C. Gravelly loam clay soil. 500 ft elevation.
Production Notes
Produced and bottled at the Coturri Winery. Direct Press merlot rosé on chardonnay skins, out of press, manually destemmed into open top fermenter and punched down by hand until dry. Pressed, via basket into neutral barrel for 8 months.
Winemaker Notes
Manual punchdowns on a cap of white chardonnay skins, destemmed, lead to greater maceration in this rosé creating a more true orange wine appearance and character.
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