2016 Meursault Le Tesson Jean-Philippe Fichet

Meursault Le Tesson Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault, White Burgundy
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020-2026
Case Size
6x150cl
Available Now
2016 Meursault Le Tesson Jean-Philippe Fichet
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
Region
Meursault, White Burgundy
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2020-2026
Case Size
6x150cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£525.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(9 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, December 2017

This wine shines year-in, year-out. Its richer gold-flecked colour hints at its greater exuberance. It has a touch of perfectly judged reduction that cuts through the richness of fleshy, ripe, tropical fruits, and rounded intensity on the mid-palate. With nuts, grilled bread, and white peach notes, this is a complex wine that should age well and drink beautifully across the years.

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Producer

Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet

This has got to be the most well organised cellar in the Côte de Beaune. Jean-Philippe’s attention to detail in his winery is a good indication of his handling of fruit, and goes some way to explaining the precise and distinct characteristics found in his wines each possessing their own unique timbre. These wines are made with great care and patience, and all enjoy 12 months in barrel (he tends to use larger 600 litre demi-muids rather than the traditional 228 litre pièces) followed by a further 6 months on fine lees in tank. His painstaking attention to detail is demonstrated in his wines, which are pure and seamless. Though most of his wines are only village lieux dits, they could easily be mistaken for premiers crus.

Region

Meursault, White Burgundy

Meursault is the first great white wine area that one stumbles upon on leaving Beaune. Unlike other white dominated appellations in Burgundy, Meursault has no grand cru vineyards. It nonetheless has significant flair and power which make up for this deficiency. Indeed, if tasted blind some of these wines could even surpass other Burgundian grand crus. They are no fainting daisies. This may partially be due to Meursault's lower water table which enables the roots to delve deep in the soil picking up many trace minerals and which further stresses the vines. In addition, the cellars are more profound and cooler, enabling long fermentations, which increase complexity and longevity. Some interesting red wines are also made.

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