• The Whisper Charm of Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault

    The Whisper Charm of Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault

    "These are pure, tangy, acid-driven wines, and I suspect that it's only because Fichet has no premiers crus in Meursault that he has attained less celebrity than several other famous growers who operate in a similar stylistic register, currently very much in vogue"

    - William Kelley of The Wine Advocate

    Jean-Philippe Fichet is one of Meursault's great talents, as well as one of its rarest. His demanding mission of favoring single vineyard cuvées as opposed to a larger production village bottling is the root of scarcity. And without Premier Cru holdings in Meursault, the name is primarily just whispered only among avid collectors. But, when these micro-production lieu dit bottlings are opened, the magic of each of these esteemed parcels becomes obvious in glass. 

    Today, I'm happy to offer the 2017 Fichet Meursault Le Tessson, Meursault Les Gruyaches, and Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes. 

    Fichet's wines are centered around rigorous detail of site, utilizing very low yields, and very low new oak influence. Purity is front-and-center, yet the wines bring an unmistakable textural depth that marry brilliantly to the precise, mineral-laden finish.

    Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes taps 40-yr-old vines from the village of Meursault. Of the two parcels, one is directly across road from famed Meursault 1er Cru Charmes. 

    Meursault Les Gruyaches comes from a very small parcel of 77-yr-old vines enclosed on two sides by Meursault 1er Cru Charmes. Each year, this is his richest expression of Meursault.

    Meursault Le Tesson is simply one of the very elite lieu dits of Meursault. Along with Chevalières, Tesson is all about laser-precision and focus. However, Fichet, once again, coaxes out gorgeous texture and mid-palate amplitude. A wonderful counter in style to his Gruyaches.
    Posted by Alexander Rosen
  • Puligny-Montrachet & Meursault For the Ages

    Puligny-Montrachet & Meursault For the Ages

    Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, young and aged, today's list features top domaines that deliver pleasure tonight, as well as years of cellar transformation. Newer names on the block like Genot-Boulanger's Puligny 1er Folatières is a prime example of under-the-radar TOP wines of the village - sleek, mineral-driven, and supremely long finish, my favorite bottling of this domaine's brilliant range.

    Value hunters can see Joseph Colin and Jean-Marc Roulot's Bourgogne Blancs are in name only, as each sources exclusively from parcels in Puligny and Meursault, respectively.

    And, there's no shortage on top Grand Crus here from Ramonet, Leflaive, Roulot, and PYCM
    Posted by Alexander Rosen