Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018
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.
2018 is an exceptional vintage with harmonious wines! Following a cold winter, the early Spring was rainy. However, beginning in May the growing season was ideal, sunny and dry, without rain. The bloom was accomplished with perfect weather conditions. July and August were some of the warmest and driest on record, but without the heat spikes of 2016 and 2017. From mid-September, two weeks of cool nights, following a few days of rain, helped the end of the maturation and allowed grapes to develop a complex aromatic profile and to retain a nice acidity. And gave us a perfect weather for the harvest from September 18th, to the beginning of October.
A beautiful ruby color and a complex nose with notes of black cherry, blackberry, wild strawberry, peony, liquorice, graphite and delicate wood flagrance. The palate is really vibrant, with a subtle harmony between the well-balanced structure, the expressive aromatic complexity and the energetic acidity.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley, OR
ACIDITY: 5.1 g/l
AGING: 15 months in French oak barrels, 20% new
points of distinction
- Sourced from estate vineyards and top vineyards in the Willamette Valley
- Receives 15 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.