AVAILABLE MARKETS: California, Oregon

The Willamette Valley Chardonnay from Résonance is sourced from both estate vineyards (Résonance, Découverte and the Home Ranch 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.

93 Points
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2020 vintage
Tasting Note

A complex nose of white flowers, lemon peel, tangerine, green almond and hazelnut, nutmeg, and fresh brioche. The palate is crisp and vibrant, with aromas of fresh and dry fruits, and a precise minerality.

Unique Selling Points
  • Sourced from estate vineyards and top vineyards in the Willamette Valley
  • A terroir-driven Chardonnay offering an authentic depiction of the Willamette Valley
  • Barrel fermented and aged for 16 months in 30% new French oak

Vineyard Details

Resonance Vineyard
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

Chardonnay
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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