ABOUT THE WINE
The 2021 harvest offered beautiful small clusters and lower yields in a drought year. The reward? A rosé with intense focus, concentration and compelling aromatics. A dream of a vintage.
Each harvest we look for the theme. For us, it’s not enough to deliver a great glass of wine; we look more deeply to set an intention for each vintage of Lorenza. 2021 was a year of connectivity, to each other, to the land and to our wonderful community. We feel so grateful for this way of life where we get to share something so beautiful with our friends.
Again Mourvèdre holds the majority of the blend with solid supporting roles from juicy Carignan, focused Cinsaut and aromatic Grenache. Our priority during picking and pressing is to handle the fruit as gently as possible. This gives us purity of flavors and the pale luminescence that is so pleasing to our eye. Each variety is fermented until dry and held in stainless until bottling which occurred on December 8 and 9, 2021.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Lorenza Rosé was founded in 2008 by the mother daughter team of Melinda Kearney, a wine industry veteran from Napa Valley and Michèle Lorenza Ouellet, an international fashion model. Sharing a love of the beautiful Provençal Rosé, they make in California a wine of intention that is vineyard driven, delicate, dry, low alcohol and full of light. Old vines lend the wine complexity and authenticity and feed their desire to create a rosé of substance. On their rosé journey, strangers become friends and doors generously to open to the outstanding vineyards that have long been the source of Lorenza True Rosé.
True Rosé means that our top priority is rosé. All decisions are made with this focus. In the farming to the timing of harvest, picking by hand and the gentle treatment in the cellar ensure freshness and integrity. We aim to produce a gorgeous rosé that inspires joy!
The sandy soil of the California Delta is home to the ancient vines that provide the grapes from which Lorenza is made. Head trained, own rooted vines, weathered and with stories to tell, these vines are central to the blend. The grapes are hand picked, go direct to press and fermented in separate stainless steel tanks. This allows the individual lots to develop and express their beauty before the final blending. Lorenza Rosé delivers a sun-kissed, mineral driven palate, low ABV and perfect pale hue.
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