Domaine Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites 2011
Alain Burguet makes this exceptional cuvee of Gevrey Chambertin from his favorite plots of old vines. It has exceptional density of flavor for a village wine and very good ageing potential.
Alain was born in 1950 to Yvon Burguet, a tacheron 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.