2015 Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault $79.99*
2015 Jean-Philippe Fichet Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes $39.99*
2015 A Spectacular Vintage!
Anne Morey of Meursault describes 2015 as “a classic white Burgundy vintage, with good freshness and ageing potential”, and is evidently concerned the wines may be dismissed prematurely as hailing from a warm year. Pierre-Yves Colin of Chassagne-Montrachet agrees. For him, the 2015s in barrel evoke the 1985s: “the best white vintage I ever tasted.” So though the 2015 whites may not be as homogeneously brilliant as their red counterparts, careful shoppers who do not underestimate their quality will be amply rewarded.
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Meursault Blanc $79.99*
6 bottles 5% off $455.94*/$75.99*
12 bottles 10% off $863.89*/$71.99*
Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes $39.99*
5% off 6 bottles $227.94*/$37.99*
10% off 12 bottles $431.89*/$35.99*
Even if uneconomical, Fichet would rather produce a very small amount of wine from his best sites than to lose their unique character in a blend. In 1998, his Meursault vines yielded little more than four barrels; anyone else would have blended so little wine into their village cuvée. But the Meursault was so magical that Fichet bottled it.
Just as Jean-Marc Roulot did until recently, Fichet has flown largely under the world’s radar. He began as a grower in 1981 but was forced to rebuild his domaine from scratch in the 1990s, having lost all his best fruit sources—including a piece of Meursault-Perrières—for lack of long-term contracts but he learned from this experience. By 2000, he had used carefully negotiated long-term fermage and mètayage agreements to create an extraordinary new domaine, brimming with exceptional sites.
Fichet’s methods reflect his philosophy: he is famously meticulous and abhors taking short cuts. His low yields, the foremost key to quality, are achieved through severe winter pruning rather than by green harvesting. And he believes his wines’ expressiveness is enhanced through a patient 18-month élevage, with little new oak and by avoiding aggressive lees stirring. The wines that Jean-Philippe Fichet is making today have few rivals for their class in Burgundy, and they could be unmatched in their transparency and expressiveness.