Melinda Kearney and Michele Ouellet, Owners

 Michele and Melinda 

Michele and Melinda 

Lorenza Rosé is and old vine, true rose, from a dynamic mother-daughter team.  The rose is a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Cinsault, and is consistently sourced from sandy soil dominated vineyards in Lodi, with a vine-age range of 15 years to more than 100 years old.  The Carignan is sourced from two vineyards in excess of 100 years old, one of which is the Bechtold Vineyard, planted in 1847.  The Grenache they source is slightly younger, and the Mourvedre comes from the youngest vineyard they work with, planted over 15 years ago.

On the winemaking side, the blend varies a bit each year within the consistent vineyard sources.  Lorenza picks specifically for Rosé, aiming for delicate flavors, low alcohol and fabulous acidity. As an example, in 2015 harvest began August 10 and ended August 22 with the sugars ranging from 16.5% and 21% brix resulting in an 11.4% alcohol, delicacy of flavors and a bright acidity. They harvest by hand, the grapes are gently pressed whole cluster, then slowly fermented at low temperatures in separate tanks until dry and then held for three months in stainless steel before bottling. 

Each vintage, Lorenza Rosé plays the line with its balance of restraint and fruit.  Feminine floral aromas with delicate flavors of cranberry, guava, passion fruit, tart cherry in the glass.  Lorenza Rosé is always dry, lean and minerally, laced with delicate fruit. Bring on the pool!