Découverte Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
/ Dundee Hills AVA
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Meaning "Discovery" in French and produced from the second Estate Vineyard owned by Résonance, the Découverte Vineyard Pinot Noir displays the best of the Dundee Hills AVA. Elegant yet structured, the wine is complex on the nose and palate with classic Pinot Noir aromas and flavors and a long finish.
Wine Enthusiast2017 vintage
Cold and wet winter and spring brought a late flowering (end of June). However the summer was one of the warmest (new record in August), allowing for full maturation. We started the harvest on September 28th with ripe and complex grapes of Pinot Noir.
A nice and brilliant color, with an expressive nose of cherry, blackberries, wild mint, fresh liquorice and noble wood. Vibrant and energetic, the palate reveals a subtle balance and elegant floral notes. Thefinish is mineral-driven, expressing the complexity of the Jory soil.
Pairs well with lightly seasoned red meats, chicken, turkey, lamb and root vegetables.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Dundee Hills AVA
ACIDITY: 5.1 g/l
AGING: 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
points of distinction
- Second Estate Vineyard purchased in Oregon by Résonance
- Made by famed winemaker, Jacques Lardière and Guillaume Large
- Organically dry-farmed
- Available in limited quantities
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