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
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
After a mild and dry winter, the spring 2020 was relatively cool with mild frosts in early April. Then the weather was swinging between warm and cool days. The first half of June was especially cool and wet, during the flowering resulting in small clusters and berries. The summer was warm and dry, with heat and hydric stress at the end of August, leading to low disease pressure, and high-quality fruit. Fermentations were dynamic, in barrels, showing wines with aromatic complexity, tension and freshness.
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.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 16 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
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

About the Grape

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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