Fichet Bourgogne Blanc, Côte d'Or, France 2020
Jean-Philippe Fichet is one of our favorite wine makers in Burgundy. He tends his vines from dusk 'til dawn & one of the early adopters of focus on the lieu-dits of Meursault. He believes in waiting to pick at just the right time as some vignerons are leaning towards an earlier harvest. His wines are a true delight. Terroir driven & expressive. The 2020's show ripeness, mineral freshness & incredible drinkability.
Grape: Chardonnay from six parcels in the village of Meursault
Soil: Limestone & Clay
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested. Fermentations with malo in barrel and stainless steel tanks. Batonnage is limited depending on the health of the lees and the nature of the vintage.
Aging: 12+ months in barrel (very little new), plus 3-6 months in tank