We often say that the wines of Lorenza are a transparent canvas. They reveal our focus on well-farmed vines planted in sandy soil, pristine fruit, and the energy that comes from lower yields and gentle handling. We are fortunate to work with growers who are faithfully stewarding old and ancient vines, or championing new varieties under the guidelines of Lodi Rules of Sustainability and CCOF.
The Bechthold Vineyard planted in 1886 to Cinsault is the oldest continuously farmed vineyard in Lodi. Located within the Mokelumne River AVA, these head-trained, own-rooted vines grow in sandy loam soils and are influenced by the Mediterranean style climate of the Delta. A long-standing Lorenza Rosé component, Cinsault adds elegance and grace to the blend.
The Terra Alta Vineyard is in the rolling hillsides of the Clements Hills AVA just east of Lodi. 80 acres of rolling hills were planted between 1996 and 1998 to approximately ten different varieties in the Redding Gravelly Clay Loam soil. Grenache from this vineyard is an aromatic component of the 2021 Rosé blend. The fruit for the debut release of Lorenza Picpoul Blanc is sourced from this vineyard which is farmed per CCOF and Lodi Rules of Sustainability.
It’s all hands on deck during harvest, we work side by side with the team to sort the clusters which have been picked by hand. Often this happens under the stars, which is simply an awesome perspective. Importantly, gentle handling and cool fruit keeps the clusters intact before the gentle pressing. Minimal skin contact gives us the gorgeous pale color and pleasing juicy palate. Each variety is fermented separately in stainless steel and is blended and bottled by the end of the year. We have truly dedicated our life to Lorenza.
True Rosé is defined by a singular commitment to produce the highest expression of rosé. This is done by meticulous attention to detail from harvest to bottling. Each decision is made central to rosé instead of the other way around. Worth it? Definitely.
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