Bourgogne Blanc 2017, Jean-Philippe Fichet
£22.95 per bottle
From vineyards in Meursault, this wine is fermented and raised in larger, 600- and 500-litre oak barrels to preserve freshness. It offers plenty of fresh citrus fruit on the nose and some riper peach on the palate, before bright acidity kicks in at the middle and carries through to a crisp finish. Drink 2020-2024.
Jean-Philippe explained how he and his vineyard team had to work extremely hard in the aftermath of the 2016 frost, managing the vines to make sure that the following year’s growth would not be compromised. Meticulous marathonrunner Jean-Philippe is just the man for such an arduous task. He is delighted with the results, explaining that quality is excellent and the yield was neither too big, nor too small. These wines are as reliably fresh and precise as you would expect, with each vineyard’s character shining through.