Alain Burguet Bourgogne Cuvee Les Pince Vin 2010
Loaded with nuances of violets and a wonderful mélange of spices on the nose, the palate explodes with flavors of fresh blue and red fruits with hints of telltale Gevrey sauvage; to its long finish, this wine exhibits the precision of a superb Gevrey Village. Sourced from a vineyard located directly opposite Route National, the Bourgogne Rouge is unique in that the grapes are sourced from a single vineyard.
Alain was born in 1950 to Yvon Burguet, a tâcheron for Domaine Tortochot who also worked his own vines in Gevrey. He was a tough father, and Alain and his brother, Gilles, were expected to work in the vines at a young age on their days off from school. Alain remembers being ten years old and carrying a bucket of grapes at harvest that must have weighed as much as he did. By age 14, the boys were deemed finished with school and they began to work full-time in the vines of Gevrey under their father’s strict direction.