Jean-Philippe Fichet Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France, 2015
Overview of the Wine
Jean-Philippe has always been close to the vineyards: he represents the third generation of winemakers in his family.
In 1981, thanks to the handing over of one of his father's sharecropping agreements, he could create his own vineyard. The confidence of his father and of the owners allowed him to work on their premises with their equipment for three years. As a result he produced his first vintage at 20 years of age.
Three harvests later, in 1984, the acquisition of buildings at "Vieux Saint Christophe" allowed him to consider making and bottling his own wines in his own cellars. Despair struck in 1991, however, as his lease came to term and the 4 hectares used since 1981 were taken over by one of the owners.
The seriousness of his work over 10 years earned him the trust of two new owners: a new perspective opened up! Four hectares of vines on Meursault and Auxey-Duresses took their place in his operation.
Today, he is convinced that it is only through extreme thoroughness that each of his wines can reflect its terroir. He knows that respect is the guideline for each step of his work and that the quality of a wine depends first and foremost on the quality of the work carried out in the vineyard.
"Deriving from a group of six plots in the Meursault, this wine enjoys fermentation and malolactic fermentation in a combination of barrel and tank and it ages for a year in barrel with very little new oak, followed by three to six months in the tank before bottling."
Grape / Blend
"Generous yet polished, this '15 Bourgogne Blanc dances out of the glass with a profusion of citrus and orchard fruits, white flowers, and a touch of oyster shell. Enjoyable right now, this Fichet bottling might be your new go-to white."
Product size: 750ml