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Domaine Alain Burguet

Jean-Luc & Eric Burguet

Anchored in Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Burguet produces a full range of suave and enthralling Pinot Noir. Alain Burguet, father to Jean-Luc and Eric, created the domaine in the 1970s. As a young man, he helped older vineyard owners tend to their vines, and as they gradually retired, he was able to purchase many small parcels across Gevrey, which formed the base of the domaine. With additional vines acquired through small purchases and inheritance over the years, today, Domaine Alain Burguet holds just over 10 hectares in total.

Alain Burguet was one of the first growers in the village to resume plowing his vineyards, as well as allow grass to cover them, in the 1970s. The entire domaine has been practicing organic since the 1980s, and thanks to an inherited anti-authoritarian streak, they are not certified agriculture biologique (or AB, as the label is called in France). As Jean-Luc jokes, “We are already A.B. - as in, Alain Burguet!”

Jean-Luc and Eric Burguet officially took over the domaine in 2010, but have worked alongside Alain since 1999. The house style is a richer, voluptuous Pinot that starts with a later harvest date. The Burguets are frequently among the last to harvest, often 7-10 days after their neighbors. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and then again on a sorting table in the winery. Everything is destemmed and fermented with natural yeast, then aged for a lengthy 16-20 months in barrel before bottling.

In addition to the domaine holdings in Gevrey-Chambertin, the Burguets purchase grapes from friends to make a small range of wines from from prestigious appellations: Chambolle, Vosne, Vosne 1er Cru, and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze.

Key information

Burgundy

Gevrey-Chambertin

10 hectares

Founded in 1974

Organic practicing

The wines

Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
Mes Favorites Gevrey Chambertin

Eric & Jean-Luc produce two different cuvées from their 30 different small plots in Gevrey-Chambertin. 'Mes Favorites' is their old vine blend, produced from vines that average 75 years of age. 'Mes Favorites' is the principal wine at the domaine, ...

Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
Burguet CLOS DE BEZE 2018

In addition to the wines produced from their own vineyards, Jean-Luc & Eric hold long-term contracts to purchase grapes from neighbors with exceptional vineyard sites. Eric describes their only Grand Cru: "The palate is velvety and round, and the t...

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Rouges du Dessous

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
Burguet VOSNE 1ER CRU LES ROUGE DU DESSUS 2018

In addition to the wines produced from their own vineyards, Jean-Luc & Eric have long-term contracts to purchase grapes from neighbors with exceptional vineyard sites. Eric describes this Vosne 1er cru as "massive and with beautiful balance, with r...

Vosne-Romanée

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
Vosne Romanée 2018

In addition to the wines produced from their own vineyards, Jean-Luc & Eric have long-term contracts to purchase grapes from neighbors with exceptional vineyard sites. Eric describes this Vosne as "long and complex, with elegant acidity and light t...

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
Burguet GEVREY LAVAUX ST JACQUES 2018

Lavaux Saint-Jacques, alternatively spelled Lavaut, is one of the most celebrated sites in Gevrey. The vineyard lies in the Combe de Lavaux, a small valley leading westward out of Gevrey into the Haute-Côte, so the temperature is slightly cooler th...

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
Les champeaux Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru

The premier cru Les Champaux is located at the north end of the village, high up on the slope. It's a rich, ample wine with soft but present tannins and good structure. The label is different from all of the other wines, and comes inspired by an ol...

Gevrey-Chambertin Symphonie

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
Burguet GEVREY SYMPHONIE 2018

Eric & Jean-Luc produce two different cuvées from their 30 different small plots in Gevrey-Chambertin. Symphonie is their 'young vine' blend, though the average vine age is still a healthy 45 years old.

Bourgogne Les Pince Vin

Red Wine
 : Pinot Noir
Bourgogne Le Pince Vin

The Bourgogne Rouge from Burguet is a smooth and rich Pinot Noir, where the intensity of Gevrey-Chambertin is evident upon first taste. Though this wine comes from five different parcelss and is classified as "Bourgogne," all fruit comes from withi...

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