Jean-Luc & Eric Burguet Chambolle-Musigny Les Echezeaux 2011
The lightest red grape, known for elegance and finesse, gives delicate yet aromatic and spicy wines that go well with almost any food. Somewhat difficult to grow, it’s worth the effort when you taste its complexity.
Barrel-chested Alain Burguet has been one of Gevrey’s most respected vignerons for a quarter of a century. He has been making terrific wines in Gevrey Chambertin for nearly thirty years, during which time his techniques have evolved. He left school in 1964 to work in the vines and made his first vintage under his own name in 1972. Alain is approximately two barrels tall by one barrel wide, and his muscular physique could be seen in the wines he made in the 1980s, where the tannins were occasionally too firm for the fruit. His style has evolved since then, the fruit now being picked later and riper to add a richer dimension to his wines. He is now assisted by his two sons, Jean-Luc and Eric.