Jean-Luc & Eric Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Mes Favorites 2012
With its roots in the historic French wine region of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has been the symbol of elegance and grace for centuries.
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. The 2011 vintage was the first with Jean-Luc and Eric at the helm as Alain officially retired.