- Domaine Jean-Philippe Fichet
- 2023 - 2028
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2020
Jean-Philippe is a great fan of the Chevalières lieu dit, renowned for producing intense wines with a full structure. A very floral style, white summer stone fruits give way to a touch of Jersey cream and brioche. Very full, with great persistence.
Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
Turning the volume knob up a little, we have more fruit here than is found in Le Tesson, but it is slightly closed and there is more minerality here than found in Gruyaches and with this it holds more acidity, too, all of the way along the flavour trail. Tougher to enjoy right now, but packed with potential, this is a wine for the future, but it will unfurl beautifully in time and be a rock star.
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.
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.