Resonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a red wine from Oregon. It marks the first time that highly esteemed Burgundy producer Maison Louis Jadot has embarked on a venture outside of Burgundy.
The Resonance Wines project began in 2013 when Thibault Gagey and Jacques Lardière set out to survey a well-established vineyard named Résonance. Lardiere had recently retired as Jadot’s wine maker after 42 vintages and Gagey, whose family has operated Maison Louis Jadot since 1962, was ready to enter the business with a bold new project. Lardiere is assisted by winemaker Guillaume Large, born in Burgundy’s Pouilly-Fuissé appellatio, who has worked for Jadot since 2011.
The Resonance Wine project consists of the two vineyards: the 20 acre Resonance vineyard planted in 1981 and the 18 acre Decouverte vineyard located 10 miles from Résonance Vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA. The Resonance vineyard is the main vineyard and produces the estate’s “signature wines”. The vineyard is organically, dry-farmed and situated in the Yamhill Carlton AVA on a south-facing slope between 262 and 492 feet in elevation. The nearby peaks of the Coast Range break apart rain clouds as they come in from the Pacific Ocean, an effect that has earned the nickname, the Carlton rip, and this forms a rain shadow that protects the grapes in the critical weeks before harvest. The vineyard sits on a convex portion of a low, west-east oriented ridge emerging out of the Coast Range and lies at an altitude of 80 to 150 meters above sea level. Soils are primarily Willakenzie (old sedimentary deposits) and Yamhill (ancient submarine basaltic soil). With its non-grafted rootstocks planted in 1981, the dry-farmed vineyard is one of the oldest in the Willamette Valley.
The Resonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir receives 13 months oak aging in French Oak, of which 20% is new.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.