Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alain BURGUET -- 2012s from bottle (Gevrey-Chambertin)

As with many estates in Burgundy, there have been various changes over the years here. One significant one was the decision in 2005 to pick much later than previously, thereby giving riper, rounder tannins and wines that are less rustic, at least in their youth. And then after a long and distinguished career, Alain retired following the 2009 vintage, leaving the estate in the hands of his sons Eric and Jean-Luc. The vines are now farmed organically and there is stricter selection of the grapes that go into the vats. The future looks bright. (Continue reading here.)