Lasseter Family Voila 2015
Lasseter Winery's Voilà 2015 was inspired by the wines of the southern Bordeaux region of Graves. This region produces some of the world's finest Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc blends. We began our quest to create our own Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc blend by first locating two fine Sonoma Valley vineyards to provide the grapes for this wine. The historic Monte Rosso Vineyard is home to the oldest planting of Semillon in all of California. These century-old head trained vines grow on a mountain top site 1800 feet above the valley floor. The fruit from these vines provide a rich wine with classic fig aromas. The Leveroni family has been farming in Sonoma Valley for three generations. The Leveroni Vineyard is home to the Sauvignon Blanc vines that produced the balance of this blend. Utilizing two clones of Sauvignon Blanc gives this wine a crisp texture and layers of flavor – citrus, melon and lemongrass. They employed traditional winemaking techniques to produce this wine. The grapes were hand-harvested in the cool, early morning, then pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. The wine was fermented in French oak barrels, with approximately 30% new oak. The wine aged for twelve months sur lies with frequent battonage in the style of the old world.