Jean-Philippe Fichet

Jean-Philippe Fichet

Jean-Philippe Fichet is a grower from Meursault who is driven by the desire to make great wines. From the second you enter his immaculate cave you know there will be serious wine to be found. The spotless converted barn close by l'Hôpital in Meursault is airconditioned and provides a welcome relief from his scattered and cramped conditions of a few years ago.

Jean-Philippe's father bottled a few wines himself but mostly sold in bulk. The Bourgogne Blanc, Meursault Criots, Gruyaches and Puligny Montrachet Referts come from him. The other wines are on share-cropping agreements with various owners. Fichet’s big step forward came in 2000 when he moved the whole operation to splendid cellars at ‘Le Creux du Coche’ by the Hôpital de Meursault where he has been able to oversee all aspects of vinification and maturation with much greater efficiency. He has a negociant’s licence to enable him to buy the owners part of the wines he makes under the share-cropping system, as well as his brother’s and sister’s vines.

Jean-Philippe is looking for purity in his wines. He uses whole bunches when the grapes are fully ripe, but crushes some in less ripe years before pressing. The juice is left to settle for 12 hours and the fine lees are retained. They may occasionally be stirred but as gently as possible. The lesser wines are raised in demi-muids for the first year, then assembled in tank. The single vineyard wines receive 18 months in barrels which range from new to 6 years old with a maximum of 30% new barrels on any cuvée.

He deals mostly with lieux-dits in Meursault with just one 1er Cru in Puligny. Constantly experimenting and refining, his wines have real definition and individuality,with the individual terroirs clearly exposed. Les Chevalières is the most mineral and austere of his wines and rewards keeping for between 5-10 years.

Though this is essentially a white wine domaine there are also red wines from the appellations Bourgogne Rouge, Côte de Beaune Villages and Monthélie.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

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2016 Meursault, Jean-Philippe Fichet, Burgundy
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2016
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2016 Meursault, Les Gruyaches, Jean-Philippe Fichet, Burgundy
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2016
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2018 Meursault, Les Gruyaches, Jean-Philippe Fichet, Burgundy
White
2018
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13.5% Alcohol
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2012 Meursault, Le Tesson, Jean-Philippe Fichet
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2012
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13.5% Alcohol
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2012 Bourgogne Blanc, Jean-Philippe Fichet
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2012
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2014 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru, Jean-Philippe Fichet
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2014
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13.5% Alcohol
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2014 Meursault, Le Tesson, Jean-Philippe Fichet
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2014
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13.0% Alcohol
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2015 Meursault, Les Gruyaches, Jean-Philippe Fichet
White
2015
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13.0% Alcohol
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2014 Bourgogne Blanc, Vieilles Vignes, Jean-Philippe Fichet
White
2014
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2015 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Referts, 1er Cru, Jean-Philippe Fichet
White
2015
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Medium Bodied
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13.5% Alcohol
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2015 Bourgogne Blanc, Jean-Philippe Fichet
White
2015
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2016 Meursault, Le Tesson, Jean-Philippe Fichet, Burgundy
White
2016
For laying down
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2017 Meursault, Le Tesson, Jean-Philippe Fichet, Burgundy
White
2017
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2017 Bourgogne Blanc, Jean-Philippe Fichet, Burgundy
White
2017
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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