Domaine Fichet, Mâcon-Burgy 'Nathan & Valentin', Burgundy, France, 2022
Run by brothers, Pierre-Yves and Olivier, Domaine Fichet has raised the quality level of their wines in recent years by investing in a new modern winery.
The terroir here is unique, a high content of white limestone in the chalk and clay. The microclimate brings extra humidity and morning fog. Now with a new winery and a general willingness to modernise their approach, the brothers' wines have continued to improve year after year. The Mâcon-Villages has a perfect balance of concentration, acidity and minerality and the Bourgougne Pinot Noir is beautifully fresh and light.
The terroir here is unique, as there is a high content of white limestone in the chalk and clay. The microclimate brings extra humidity and morning fog. Francis Fichet was one of the first to plant Pinot Noir in the highly Chardonnay dominant region. His original plantings are now over 30 years old and are blended with Chardonnay. Domaine Fichet today has 35 ha of vineyards, including 26 ha of Chardonnay.
Their ed wine vinification is very traditional. Hand harvested, before being destemmed and sorted on a vibrating table, the grapes were destemmed and not crushed. Once wild fermentation had started the skin cap was softly punched down 2 times per a day to achieve desired extraction. Post fermentation the wines underwent extended maceration; the wines were tasted regularly in order to assess the extraction level and when to press-off. Once pressed off, the wines undergo spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel where they were aged for 12-16 months, in 500L French oak barrels, of which 20% is new oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 20
This is a light, fruity Chardonnay, more intense and mineral than the 'Villages', produced in the traditional Burgundian style with a perfect balance of concentration, acidity and minerality. Refreshing and very quaffable.
An excellent full bodied red wine to accompany rich, hearty red meat dishes.
6 x 75cl