Résonance, Willamette Valley, Pinot Noir, 2018
The Résonance Wines project began in 2013 when Thibault Gagey and Jacques Lardière set out to survey a well-established vineyard named Résonance. Lardière 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. Lardière is assisted by winemaker Guillaume Large, born in Burgundy’s Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, who has worked for Jadot since 2011.
The Résonance vineyard is situated in the Yamhill Carlton AVA. Organically, dry-farmed the vineyard is one of the oldest in the Willamette Valley
Résonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir marks the first time that highly esteemed Burgundy producer Maison Louis Jadot has embarked on a venture outside of Burgundy.
The wine reflects a bright ruby colour. The nose is fresh and fruity, with a lot of red (strawberry, raspberry) and black fruits (wild cherry, blackberry), enhanced by subtle floral and spicy aromas. It is elegant on the palate with the acidity bringing a nice freshness.
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