Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019
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.
View From The Cellar2019 vintage
Wine & Spirits2019 vintage
The beginning of 2019 was wet but warm. May and June were warmer than average, giving great weather conditions for the bloom in early June. Then the summer showed moderately cool conditions, with higher humidity. After a warm and dry August, and veraison on the middle of the month, a rapid cool down with significant precipitations in September slowed down the maturation. Juggling between rainfalls, we harvested our Pinot Noir grapes from September 19th to October 2nd. Requiring a meticulous sorting, followed by a precise destemming, the grapes had a good and dynamic fermentation, revealing an elegant structure with delicate aromas.
Expressive nose of strawberry, cherry, rose, orange peel, liquorice. Elegant palate, nice harmony with a bright acidity and a lot of fruity notes.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley, OR
AGING: 15 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
points of distinction
- Sourced from estate vineyards and top vineyards in the Willamette Valley
- Receives 15 months oak aging in French Oak, 30% 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.