"Bourgogne Blanc at the quality level of Meursault”
- 2017 Fichet Bourgogne Blanc VV

Posted by Ian McFadden

Fichet's Bourgogne Blanc VV has long been one of the secrets of Burgundy fanatics.

As Tanzer's note makes clear, this is a bottle that punches well above its weight class.

The vines are old and located in Meursault. You get a presence and class that's exceedingly rare in Bourgogne Blanc. The 2017 is a stunning example of this.

The 2017 vintage produced wines of purity, balance, and joyful drinkability. This is a perfect complement to Fichet’s transparent approach to winemaking. We wholeheartedly agree with Stephen Tanzer when he writes, “This is Bourgogne Blanc at the quality level of Meursault.”

Fichet started working in Meursault back in 1981, thanks to his father’s sharecropping agreements. By 1984, he had produced his first wine. Sadly, Fichet was forced to start over from scratch in 1991 when the contracts ended, but today Fichet works with an impressive collection of vineyards thanks to renegotiated long-term contracts. Few winemakers are as dedicated to the health of their vineyards as Fichet and it comes across in each of the wines he produces.

This is one of the great Burgundy values. The quantities available are tiny. Currently, there are only five listings for the wine in the U.S. This is a wine that I'm sure will disappear quickly.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits