Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Résonance is sourced from both estate vineyards (Résonance and Découverte Vineyards) and top vineyards in the Willamette Valley. The wine showcases the absolute best of the Willamette Valley, and elegantly blends Maison Louis Jadot’s winemaking with the Willamette Valley’s signature terroir.
Wine & Spirits2016 vintage
View From The Cellar2016 vintage
The growing season was especially warm and dry in 2016, giving perfect condition of maturity. The grapes were ripe and flavors well-developed. We began harvesting Pinot noir at the very beginning of September. The maceration revealed a nice concentration and intensity in the wines. These are well-balanced in 2016, with a nice aromatic complexity and harmonious tannin structure.
Nice intense and bright color. The nose is very fruity, as a full red and black fruits basket, with delicate spicies too, liquorice, cinnamon and fragrance of flowers. The palate reveals a weel-balance wine, with a nice freshness enhanced by the minerality, and delicate flavors of cherries, blackberries and raspberries.
Pairs well with poultry or red meat, as well with heavier seafood and roasted vegetables.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley, OR
AGING: 13 Months in French Oak, 20% New
points of distinction
- Sourced from estate vineyards (Résonance and Découverte Vineyards) and top vineyards in the Willamette Valley
- Receives 13 months oak aging in French Oak, 20% new
- Impresses upon immediate release and after patient cellaring
vineyard details +
The Résonance Vineyard is situated in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, which is located within Oregon’s Willamette Valley, just west of Carlton at the foothills of the Coast Range. It is a 13-hectare property, with 8 hectares of the vineyard planted to Pinot Noir. 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.
about the grape +
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
With 42 years of experience in making some of the greatest Pinot Noirs in the world, Jacques Lardière brings his talents to one of the world’s most up and coming Pinot Noir regions.