Domaine Fichet Bourgogne 2007
Domaine Fichet is located in the heart of the Maconnais, in the south of Burgundy. This regional wine, simple expression of classic pinot noir, goes with either fish or fowl.This Pinot Noir was grown in the Maconais, the southern part of Burgundy; a region known mostly for it's rich whites crafted from Chardonnay. The slightly warmer temperatures help give the grapes a ripeness quite different from their northern cousins, though the soil is still limestone based.
The great wines of Burgundy are uniquely complex, compelling and at times memorizing. Above all they are evocative, transformative but like all creatures, temperamental and anything but dependable. Two grapes dominate this agricultural masterpiece, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Both grapes achieve their greatest elegance when planted in cooler climates, to which Burgundy is the coolest and most Northern climate of all the major regions famous for red wines. When winemakers talk about Burgundy, they generally speak of terroir, the compilation of the vineyard's soil, slope, orientation, nuance of climate, etc. This concept of terroir is what makes wines produced from grapes even in the same village or vineyard strikingly different. Burgundy is a place of legend, awe and adventure, a place that wine lovers call home.