Macon Ige Chateau London Domaine Fichet 2017, Côtes Mâconnaise, Burgundy, France
Considered one of the best locations in Macconais and it shows in the wine, Chateau London has flavours of grapefruit and citrus fruit, with notes of roses and acacia. A delicate yet full, smooth and creamy wine with the right balance of minerality, produced by Macons Superstar – ‘Domane Fichet’.
Maconnais superstar, Domaine Fichet, is giving its Cote de Beaune neighbours a run for their money. By focusing on individual vineyards, the Fichet brothers have unlocked the potential of their land and claim they will not stop improving their output until their family winery is held in the same regard as the famous names from Puligny- or Chassagne-Montrachet.
Working in the commune of Ige, they own a 4.6-hectare vineyard that sits on the side of the valley. Called ‘Chateau London’, it is considered one of the top sites in the Maconnais.
Old vines, free draining shale soils and the perfect amount of sunshine work in collaboration to ensure the grapes ripen evenly. The grapes are sorted carefully and aged on their lees, then fermented in old barriques. The results are simply superb.