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Domaine Fichet, France

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.

Viticulture

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 Pinot that Pierre-Yves planted in 1994. They have been awarded the highest level of the HVE sustainability certification, (HVE3) in recognition of their environmentally friendly practices.

Winemaking

Always collected in trays of 25 kg, the hand picked harvest is pressed and put in tank for a traditional fermentation. After 3 to 5 days, the fermentation starts and maceration lasts from 8 to 20 days before pressing the fermented grapes.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Green harvesting to manage the yield with hand picked grapes into 25kg trays.
  • Well balanced, approachable and classic examples of modern wines.
  • Awarded the highest level of the HVE sustainability certification, HVE3 in recognition of their environmentally friendly practices.