Our wish from the first vintage of Lorenza in 2008 was to work with old vines to bring serious complexity and longevity to our delicate and feminine wine. We are fortunate to source fruit from several vineyards that are over 100 years old in the Lodi area.
The beautiful and expressive Grenache is planted in deep white sandy soil (think beach) with a history going way back before prohibition and is a significant portion of our blend.
The Bechthold Vineyard, our long time source of Cinsault was planted in 1847. The old, gnarled Carignan vines planted in 1906 tell a long story and deliver a bright fresh burst of activity on the palate and vivid color from the skins.
The Mourvèdre is an important textural component for Lorenza. Grown in sandy soil in Oakley, these vines were planted 15 years ago.
It’s been a privilege to work with our growers and vineyards for the past 11 years. We believe that the quality of our wine is directly related to the quality of our relationships with our growers and the land that they keep.