Moon Mountain District
75% Sauvignon Blanc Clone Phelps 25% Semillon Heritage Clone
Production: 200 cases Bottled: June 2020 9 Months in Oak
At Lasseter, we value loyalty, dedication, innovation, instigation, and we love surprises! We devote ourselves to crafting small lots of exceptional blends, and can't wait for the "Zut Alors" moments when our winemaking team discovers, creates and unveils the perfect wine for this label. The Zut Alors label features our beloved Lasseter Mascots. Moose, riding shotgun, is the epitome of loyalty; he represents the heart and sould of the estate. Moose reminds us of our vineyards manager, whose dedication and hard work keeps our organically farmed vineyards thriving. And with Frank at the wheel, there's always a surprise at every turn; he's our lionhearted instigator. He is a lot like our winemakers, a team of inquisitive innovtors who are the driving force, full of surprises and always steering us forward.
This vintage of Zut Alors is a Sauvignon Blanc that fills your nose with scents of lemon peel, honeysuckle, jasmine and orange blossom. The palate has great minerality, and beautiful fruit notes of apple and pear. The mouthfeel is rich and complex, perhaps a tad decadent, with just enough lush acidity to balance the weight. Zut Alos, always a "pleasant surprise!"
Moon Mountain District | Estate Vineyards
The 2019 vintage of Zut Alors features Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc from the Moon Mountain District. These high elevation vineyards situated above the Sonoma Valley, and the fog line, along the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountain range, are rooted in volcanic soils, with rocky slopes and well drained soils. The terroirof the site results in wines with classic acidity, minerality and structure that display a lovely depth of flavor. The grapes were hand-harvested in the cool, early morning thenpressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. We emplyed traditional winemaking techniques to produce this wine, fermenting in French Oak barrels, and aging the wine for six months sur lie with frequent battonage in an old world style. Through blending two clones of Sauvignon Blanc, Clone Phelps and Clone Musqué, we are able to capture the best of Sauvignon Blanc character.