Lorenza Old Vine Rosé 2018
Lorenza Wine Company
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Wine Type Rosé - Still
Varietals 38% Grenache, 36% Carignan, 23% Mourvèdre, 3% Cinsault
Vineyard Lorenza sources fruit from several vineyards that are over 100 years old in the Lodi area. The Bechthold Vineyard, our long time source of Cinsault was planted in 1847. The beautiful and expressive Grenache is planted in deep white sandy soil (think beach) with a history going way back before prohibition. The old, gnarled Carignan vines tell a long story and deliver a bright fresh burst of activity on the palate and crazy color from the skins. Recently more thoughtfully farmed, the fruit is more balanced and complete than in years past. The Mourvedre is farmed by an ambitious farmer with many varietals in his sandy soil. An important textural component for Lorenza, we get the only two rows he grows; they are the younger vines in this group.
Soil Sand, clay
Vinification Hand picked whole clusters were gently pressed and the pale pink juice was settled in cold stainless steel tanks. Fermentations were long and at low temperatures revealing a beautiful assortment of aromatics and flavors as they progressed. Blending occurred in early October followed by bottling 5100 cases in late December.
Production 5100 cases.
Notes “The 2018 is gorgeous with its luminous pale rose-gold hue and heady perfume of roses and Meyer lemon blossoms. The palate is focused with prominent salinity laced with citrus, essence of guava, delicate mountain strawberry, cranberry and white peach. The finish is laser-crisp and mouthwatering.” - M+M
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