Domaine JP Fichet - Bourgogne Blanc, Côte d’Or, Bourgogne, France (2020)
Jancis Robinson, MW: “This is real Meursault, if so unlike the buttery cliché that I and my contemporaries were brought up to expect.” Fine classy bouquet. This has a really impressive mineral thread running through the substantial weight of fruit, juicy and fresh at the same time.
|REGION||France > Bourgogne|
|FEATURES||Low Intervention, Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly|
Meursault’s destiny to have its soils revealed in this way: their intense stoniness is magnified by an exceptionally low water table, forcing the vines’ roots deep underground.
Fichet’s methods reflect his philosophy: he is famously meticulous and abhors taking short cuts. His low yields, the foremost key to quality, are achieved through severe winter pruning rather than by green harvesting. And he believes his wines’ expressiveness is enhanced through a patient eighteen- month élevage, with little new oak employed, and by avoiding aggressive lees stirring.
The wines that Jean-Philippe Fichet is making today have few rivals for their class in Burgundy, and they could be unmatched in their transparency and expressiveness.
Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes—Produced from two parcels of 40-year-old vines; one across a narrow road from Meursault-Charmes and another within the Meursault appellation. This wine has more Meursault character than the vast majority of Meursault villages wines. Grapes are hand-harvested. Fermentations with malo in barrel and stainless steel tanks. Batonnage is limited.