2019 LORENZA TRUE ROSÉ California
DRY ROSÉ FROM ANCIENT VINES
Our 12th harvest began in August 2019 under the glow of headlamps on the back of a tractor in the sandy soil of the California Delta. A dozen years of living and breathing True Rosé from ancient vines has given us a unique perspective on a wine that has become an important part of our American wine culture. Not all rosés are the same, however. Lorenza True Rose is a wine made with intention: grown, hand picked and fermented by us specifically to make rosé. Not a saignée, not a second priority, it is our only priority. We bring our 12th vintage to you as always with love and intention and a few new surprises to our presentation.
Whole clusters were gently pressed and the juice was immediately transferred to cold stainless steel tanks for settling, racking and fermentation. The fermentations were an extra-special delight: colorful, expressive, unique and ever changing. It was an easy blend this year; each component was clear, focused and a significant contribution to the wine.
The 2019 is luminous, pale, ballet slipper pink reflecting light, promising vibrancy. Familiar are aromas of peaches, apricots, jasmine, honeydew. The wine enters the mid-palate roundly with honey and lemon then vividly sparkles on the edges with tart kiwi, guava, citrus, honeysuckle. The 2019 finishes with mouthwatering, crisp meyer lemon that lingers.
34% Grenache, 29% Mourvèdre, 26% Carignan, 11% Cinsaut
Bottled December 16, 2019, 11% Alcohol.