Fichet Meursault Blanc

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 1.5 L
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Meursault
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chardonnay
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: From 3 parcels in Meursault, including Les Clous et le Limousin
Soil: clay-limestone
Viticulture: Viticulture is “lutte raisonée” (reasoned organic). Jean-Philippe aims to know his vines, and to work with them to find a healthy equilibrium. Grapes are hand harvested.
Vinification: Fermentations take place in barrel and wine goes through malo in barrel.
Aging: 12+ months in barrel (1/6 new), plus 3-6 months in tank
Ratings
Publication: Burghound
Rating: (87-89)
A classic Meursault nose features notes of hazelnut, pear and acacia blossom. There is fine richness and vibrancy to the still well-defined middle weight flavors that are presently on the tightly wound side but I suspect that this moderately complex effort will flesh out and thus be accessible after only a few years of bottle age. In sum, this is perfectly competent but not really distinguished.