The first contact with the infamous Oregon, now celebrated as the other country of pinot noir, is on the phone. Louis Michel Liger-Belair, the proud owner of mythical lands at Château de Vosne-Romanee, is a consultant for Mark Tarlov, a New York lawyer specialised in cinema who decided to create Chapter 24, a domain nested in the Dundee Hills, at the heart of the story that interests us. He explains in a simple manner that the success of pinot noir over there is a coincidence, that the volcanic soils have nothing in common with the Burgundy chalk.
« French soul, Oregon soil ». Thus the Drouhin family defines itself, and the slogan is repeated everywhere, and in Oregon, everybody finds that perfect. Everybody is delighted of this French and Burgundian presence, which reassures the American winemaker and confirms the quality of the terroirs.