2020 LORENZA TRUE ROSÉ California
2020 was a challenging year between the pandemic and the fires.
We count our blessings to be able to offer beautiful wines from this vintage.
The 2020 vintage takes us to a full circle moment and a return to the Mourvedre-forward blend of our first two vintages. Mourvedre picked early for rosé provides texture, angles and presence on the palate. The revered benchmark rosés of Bandol are serious, age worthy, transcend fads and not surprisingly, the wines are dominant Mourvedre.
Since the debut vintage in 2008 our blend has evolved over the years to increase the percentage of citrusy Grenache while Mourvedre has been a rare find in Lodi. This past summer we committed to a subtle shift in our blend to incorporate a higher percentage of Mourvedre. The grapes were picked under the stars or in the early morning light, then direct to press with the beautiful pink juice flowing into stainless steel tanks for fermentation.
A goal was reached for Lorenza this vintage with 100% sustainably farmed vineyards. This is important to us and we are grateful to our growers for their commitment. Notably, 100% of the grapes for this beautiful wine are grown in the Lodi, AVA.
Rose gold in color, with perfume of white peach, orange blossoms and asian pear. The wine enters the palate with an elegant and layered expression of cranberry, passion fruit, wild strawberries and tangerine. The 2020 finishes long with juicy watermelon with a squeeze of key lime.
40% Mourvedre, 28% Carignan, 16% Grenache, 16% Cinsaut
11.8% alc., Gluten Free, Vegan-Friendly
100% Lodi AVA, 100% Sustainably farmed vineyards.