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2018 Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault Les Gruyaches

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RATINGS

89-91Vinous / IWC

...has an airy, floral bouquet that just lacks the complexity of Fichet’s other cuvées. The palate is better with orange rind, mango and light ginger notes on the entry.

89-91Burghound.com

There is plenty of hazelnut character to the pretty and ripe white fleshed fruit aromas that are cut with hints of acacia blossom and citrus rind. The generously proportioned, round and lush medium-bodied flavors possess very good depth on the balanced and moderately tightly wound finish.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Meursault

Meursault is one of the trio of famous Chardonnay producing appellations in the Côte d’Or. Although both red and white wines are allowed to be produced in the Meursault appellation, 98% of Meursault is Chardonnay. With a total of 2,500 acres of vineyards, there are no Grands Crus but 325 acres of Premiers Crus, which are divided into 13 main vineyards. As wine writers have often noted, Meursault’s fame is based on its Premiers Crus, including the prestigious Les Perrières, Les Genevrières and Les Charmes. Because the water table is low in Meursault, many producers have cellars here, including Comte Lafon and Jean-Francois Coche-Dury. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote “the Premiers Crus, as well as the finest Villages Meursaults from the top vineyards, are among the easiest drinking white burgundies in the world. Why? High-quality Meursault is opulent, almost unctuous, with a fatness and a juicy, succulent, buttery, hazelnut and apple, peach-like fruitiness that often roars from the glass.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.