Fichet Bourgogne Blanc

Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Item code: 
FFC138
Vintage: 
2016
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Bourgogne
Wine type: 
White
Organic: 
Practicing
Fichet
Varietals: 
Chardonnay
From six parcels in the village of Meursault
Varied clay-limestone
Lutte-raisonnee. Jean-Philippe eschews chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.
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.
12+ months in barrel (very little new), plus 3-6 months in tank
(84-86)
88
Hautes Côtes de Beaune: (from yields of only 14 hl/ha). Notes of green apple, citrus peel and a hint of pink grapefruit lead to almost painfully intense and well-delineated flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality onto the chiseled, bone dry and slightly clipped finale. (84-86)/2020+
There are two Bourgogne Blanc bottlings from Jean-Philippe Fichet, with this one comprised of vines that are thirty years of age or younger, and which hails from four different parcels of vines scattered around the village of Meursault. The 2016 is quite good, offering up a bright and wide open bouquet of apple, lime, a touch of iodine and a fairly complex base of soil. On the palate the wine is full-bdoied, crisp and quite long, with good focus and grip. These are all from fairly deep, clay soils, so this is a bit more fruit-driven in personality than the Vieilles Vignes version, but is quite tasty and well-made in 2016. 2018-2025
Field Publication Computed: 
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Field Rating Computed: 
(84-86)\nHautes Côtes de Beaune: (from yields of only 14 hl/ha). Notes of green apple, citrus peel and a hint of pink grapefruit lead to almost painfully intense and well-delineated flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality onto the chiseled, bone dry and slightly clipped finale. (84-86)/2020+\n88\nThere are two Bourgogne Blanc bottlings from Jean-Philippe Fichet, with this one comprised of vines that are thirty years of age or younger, and which hails from four different parcels of vines scattered around the village of Meursault. The 2016 is quite good, offering up a bright and wide open bouquet of apple, lime, a touch of iodine and a fairly complex base of soil. On the palate the wine is full-bdoied, crisp and quite long, with good focus and grip. These are all from fairly deep, clay soils, so this is a bit more fruit-driven in personality than the Vieilles Vignes version, but is quite tasty and well-made in 2016. 2018-2025\n