Domaine Fichet Bourgogne Pinot Noir Tradition 2019
Olivier Fichet stands alone in the town of Ige. He is one of only three producers in the village; the others are the town's cooperative and another winemaker that simply bottles for local consumption.
Domaine Fichet was born in 1976 when Francis Fichet (Olivier's father) withdrew from the town Co-op and began to make wines from his Estate vineyards. In their youth, Oliver and his brother Pierre-Yves worked side-by-side with their father; tending to the vines and land they own today. In 1990 the brothers took full control of the winery and began to broaden the Domaine's holdings: Oliver is in charge of all the wine making and vinification, while Pierre-Yves handles all the vineyard work.
Olivier Fichet has devoted his life to farming and growing the reputation of his beloved vineyards in the Maconais. Since taking over from their father, the brothers have increased the size from 11 to 20 hectares and raised the quality level of their wines significantly.
The lieu dit "Chateau London" is one of the oldest and most reputable terroir in the Maconnais. This is due largely to its unique white limestone content in the chalk and clay and to the microclimate which 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. This is a very high quality offering at this price.