Maison Louis Jadot is one of the largest, most recognized and important producers of wine in France. Since 1859, they have crafted nothing but Burgundy wine out of their facility in Beaune. So, it came as some surprise to the greater wine community when it was announced in 2013 that they would be acquiring vineyard property in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Much like the story of Domaine Drouhin, this move continues a now-ongoing tradition of famed Burgundy producers finding green pastures across the Atlantic in the humble hills of Oregon. The site that was settled on was the Résonance Vineyard deep in the Yamhill-Carlton District – a 20-acre site that had been planted in 1981, and farmed organically without irrigation. The arrival of Jadot is just another chapter in the story that underscores that fact that Oregon has now unquestionably taken its place on the world stage for top-tier production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
From the Winery:
We pick the grapes by hand from vines planted in 1979. This single-vineyard wine shows the liveliness and balance that is unique to Oregon Chardonnays, as well as the light touch of our multigenerational Burgundian heritage.
A brilliant gold-colored wine. The nose is pure with citrus, white flowers, hazelnuts, and fine spices. The palate is well-balanced between the freshness of the acidity and the roundness of the mouthfeel, with white peach caramel, and a hint of vanilla. The minerality has a substantial presence and is very expressive, with a nice fresh finish.
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