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Burgundy-based Louis Jadot has acquired a vineyard in the Willamette Valley in Oregon for Pinot Noir production for an undisclosed sum.

The estate’s first purchase abroad, production is set to commence with the 2013 vintage, with the Jadot’s erstwhile technical director Jacques Lardière having been appointed winemaker.

As reported by the Wine Spectator, the 13-hectare Resonance Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton sub-appellation boasts 7.5 hectares of Pinot Noir vines on their original roots planted between 1981 and 2006.

“We were impressed by the quality of the wines we tasted from Resonance Vineyard,” Pierre-Henry Gagey, president of Louis Jadot, told Wine Spectator.

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