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Issue # Five - Nov 2013

Louis Jadot Invests in Oregon

Wine Spectator (WS) writes that Maison Louis Jadot, an important négociant and vineyard owner in Burgundy, has purchased the Resonance Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton sub-AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Of note is that the vines “are all on their original roots” in contrast to Louis Jadot’s Burgundian vineyards.

The winemaker for the Resonance project will be Jacques Lardière, Jadot’s technical director for 42 years until his retirement in 2012. The firm joins Maison Joseph Drouhin, who owns and operates Domaine Drouhin Oregon. There is no winemaking facility at this time, and no plans to construct a winery have been announced publicly. The production in 2013, an estimated 2,700 cases, “were to be vinified at Trisaetum” according to WS.

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