Résonance | Oregon
Résonance is the first venture outside of Burgundy in Louis Jadot’s history, creating expressive wines from Oregon, with a Burgundian accent. In August 2013, Louis Jadot purchased the Résonance Vineyard, located in the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA (within Oregon's Willamette Valley) and released their inaugural vintage in 2016.
The 13 hectare property has 8 hectares of Pinot Noir vines planted on their own rootstocks in 1981. In addition to this vineyard a second vineyard was acquired called Découverte, located in the Dundee Hills AVA. All the wines are made by Guillaume Large, under the watchful eye of Jacques Lardière, who led the winemaking at Louis Jadot for 42 vintages before retirement in 2012.
A new winery and visitor centre was opened in 2019. The winery rests intimately among the vines of the Résonance Vineyard and the gently rolling foothills of the Coast Range. Inspired by the beauty of simplicity, the winemaking facility harnesses gravity-flow, allowing the juice to run naturally from the grapes, from crush pad to fermentation vessel and then to barrel. During élévage small fermentation tanks are used to vinify the best of the terroirs of the vineyards, block by block. Each lot is aged in custom, handcrafted French oak barrels, chosen for the perfect tightness of grain as well as the soil in which the oak grew. All the wines are allowed to rest quietly - racking maybe once - until they reach their purest expression before release.
All Résonance owned vineyards are organically managed and certified.