As we prepare for the exciting release of the 2015 Lorenza it takes us back to our favorite time of year: August, harvest and the vineyards where Lorenza begins. The warm 2015 growing season and our early picking resulted in the dream: focused flavors and bright acidity. Our harvest with its early mornings and a lot of time in the car began on August 10 and ended August 22. To help fuel the growing demand we re-sourced one of our original gorgeous Carignan vineyards planted in 1900, and thanked the stars for a couple of extra tons of the outstanding Bechtold Cinsault. The Grenache expressed its flashy vibrancy during fermentation with bright aromatics and so much action on the palate. The Mourvedre came in with great acids and intensity. We always count on this varietal for its texture on the mid-palate. The result? 2015 Lorenza! An authentic, dry, delicate, minerally Rosé with a lot of zip. We can’t wait for you to taste it! Below we share a few gorgeous photos from the harvest.
Carignan planted over 100 years ago.
Cinsault going Direct to Press!
Melinda the morning of Cinsault Pick.