Jean-Philippe Fichet (375 ml) 2015 Meursault Blanc AOC
Item Number: 10715
Sub Region: Cote de Beaune
Appellation/AVA: Meursault AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Viticulture: This wine is produced from Chardonnay grown in 7 different lieux-dits. Jean-Philippe practices lutte raisonnée or "reasoned fight." He eschews chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Grapes are harvested by hand.
Vintage Notes by Burghound 6/2017: "In 2015 as Fichet said 'for once I'm smiling because compared to 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015 was a piece of cake plus we had reasonable though not high yields. I chose to begin picking on the 1st of September and the fruit basically could not have been cleaner. Potential alcohols were also very good as they ranged from 13 to 13.6%. I did absolutely no lees stirring as it seemed clear from the very beginning that richness wasn't going to be something that the 2015s lacked. As to the wines, while I can't say that 2015 is stylistically what I search for in my wines, it's ok to have a richer and more opulent style of vintage from time to time. Plus, unlike more classic vintages, the 2015s should please those who enjoy being able to drink their wines young.' "
Vintage Notes by Vinous 9/2016: " 'Two thousand fifteen will not be a vin de garde like 2012 and 2005,' said Jean-Philippe Fichet at the beginning of June. 'It's a bit like 2009 for the people who do good work in the vineyards and winery.' he went on. 'The key was not to have tiny yields and not to pick too late.' Fichet is not a fan of low-yield Chardonnays. 'Often the best years are the generous ones,' he told me, 'like 1973, 1979, 1982, 1989, 1992 and 2002.' "