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 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 and is a significant portion of our blend. The old, gnarled Carignan vines planted in 1906 tell a long story and deliver a bright fresh burst of activity on the palate and crazy color from the skins. The Mourvèdre is farmed by an ambitious grower 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 that we work with.