Domaine Alain Burguet

This domaine has a reputation for big, rich wines, helped by their choice to pick late, but whilst the wines have structure an breadth the tannins are silky and refined. With brothers Jean-Luc and Eric now in charge after the semi-retirement of their brother their father Alain, extraction techniques have been pared back and adjusted to the climat and vintage rather than carried out as a standard formula. They believe that indigenous yeasts are the reason for the backbone of minerality in their wines and reduced sulphur additions bring purity and transparency.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    9.5ha

  • Winemakers

    Eric & Jean-Luc Burguet

  • Established

    1976

  • Cultivation

    Biodynamic (not certified)

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites Pinot Noir On average 70 years old Clay & limestone 5ha
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Les Champeaux Pinot Noir On average 30 years old Clay & limestone 0.18ha
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Lavaux-St-Jacques Pinot Noir On average 65 years old Clay & limestone 0.098ha
Chambertin Clos de Bèze grand cru Pinot Noir - - -

Viticulture / Vinification

Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Mes Favorites is sourced from 30 plots
  • All wines spend 18-20 months élevage in barrique
  • Circa 30% new oak
  • Minimal sulphur used
  • Unfined and unfiltered