Fichet Bourgogne Blanc Vieille Vignes, 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.
Burgundy Expert Jasper Morris, raved about this wine in a most recent review:
2020, Bourgogne Chardonnay Côte d'Or Vieilles Vignes, Jean-Philippe Fichet
From Pellands and Millerands, excellent sites which in another village would doubtless be classified at village level. Fine classy bouquet after a pale colour. This has a really impressive mineral thread running through the substantial weight of fruit, juicy and fresh at the same time. Fichet followers will love his 2020 BBVV! Tasted: October 2021
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.
Aging: The wines enjoy an unhurried 18-month élevage. A six-year barrel rotation is employed, with only a few wines (in top vintages) seeing more than 20% new wood."