76% Sauvignon Blanc - Clone Phelps
15% Semillon - Clone Monte Rosso
9% Sauvignon Blanc - Clone Musqué
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 vineyard 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 Alors, always a "pleasant surprise!"
The 2020 vintage of Zut Alors features Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc from the Moon Mountain District high above Sonoma Valley. Sitting above the fog line along the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountain range, these vineyards are volcanic in nature, with rocky slopes and well drained soils. The terroir of this site results in wines with bright acidity, minerality and structure that display a lovely depth of flavor. The grapes were hand-harvested cold, in the early morning, then pressed 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 nine months sur lie with frequent bâttonage. The structure and weight of Semillon make for a perfect complement to the fresh, vibrant character of Sauvignon Blanc.