We are thrilled to announce our first white wine, Lorenza Picpoul Blanc. Picpoul Blanc is a fresh, lean Mediterranean style white wine that fits perfectly into the Lorenza family. A food-friendly crisp white wine that delivers an electric palate of Meyer lemon, and tart green apples.
We waited many years before adding a new wine to the Lorenza lineup despite requests from our distributors and fans. “When we opened up to the possibility of expanding into other wines, this Picpoul Blanc was a clear yes for many reasons, including the organic farming practices at the Terra Alta Vineyard and the unique opportunity to work with such a rare and exciting variety,” explains Melinda.
With a scant 33 acres planted in California to Picpoul Blanc, Lorenza is lucky to have secured this beautiful fruit. Picpoul with its high acid means “stings the lips,” in French. A wine that in France is primarily grown in Picpoul de Pinet, which is west of Marseille just above a beautiful bay full of oysters. It’s no wonder that oysters and Picpoul Blanc are a match made in heaven!
“I first tried Picpoul de Pinet paired with oysters during a trip to London several years ago and the combination was perfection! Finding my new favorite wine in the states became a treasure hunt. It's so exciting to share this wonderful wine with our community.” says Michele.
Just a few cases have been produced in 2021. We can’t wait to hear what you think about our first white wine!
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100% Picpoul Blanc,
Terra Alta Vineyard, Clements Hills, Lodi AVA
Stainless Steel Fermented