2017 PINOT NOIR
résonance vineyard barrel selection
VINEYARD | Résonance
APPELLATION | yamhill-carlton
WINEMAKER | guillaume large
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 28–October 6, 2017
BOTTLING | april 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.5%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
Planted on un-grafted rootstock in 1981, Résonance Vineyard is organically dry-farmed and situated in the Yamhill Carlton AVA on a south-facing slope between 300 and 500 feet in elevation. Set against the nearby peaks of the Coast Range, the soils are predominantly ancient with submarine basaltic sediment, shallow and particularly fine. Extruded many years ago, the marine basalts form some of the oldest soils in Willamette Valley. They are one of the reasons the wine has a such character! Aged in a French oak barrel for 18 months, the wine expresses a natural elegance and the delicateness of the 2017 vintage, balanced by polished tannins and a remarkable concentration of black fruits and spices. The finish is particularly long and fresh.
Founded in 2013, Résonance sits in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, in a hidden part of Willamette Valley just west of the small agricultural town of Carlton. The seeds for our project had been planted when Maison Louis Jadot set out to establish its first winery outside of Burgundy.
We believe that for a wine to achieve its highest level of excellence, it must communicate the purest expression of a site over time. Our wines are a natural expression of their Willamette Valley soils and our multigenerational Burgundian heritage. Structured and complex, they are serious wines and improve with advanced cellaring.
As stewards of our Oregon estate vineyards and winery, the Résonance team shares close, personal relationships going back more than 50 years. When a world-class wine lets us discover the soul of a place, something magical happens. A deeply emotional and physical connection to its land, its people, its culture and its history.
This place, its harmony, fills us.