The story begins in 1989. Jean-Marc Burgaud rents three hectares of vines and sells everything he produces to a negotiator. He then marries a local girl in Morgon whose parents manage vines in the area. Burgaud's estate gradually grows in size as he takes over his in-laws' vines between 1988 and 2002, and then his father's in 2006.
Today, his production output is relatively significant for the region. Burgaud has 19 hectares of which 13 belong to the Morgon appellation (8 of these hectares are Côte du Py, 4 in Grand Cras and 1 in Charmes), 1 belongs to the Régnié appellation, 4.5 to the Beaujolais-Villages appellation and 0, 5 to the Appellation Beaujolais blanc (these vines are planted on clay soils). Jean-Marc Burgaud himself admits to making conventional, 'textbook' wines at the beginning of his career as a winemaker: 'it took me 3 or 4 years to finally understand what it was to make a real Morgon' . These beautiful and historic vines that Burgaud inherited in Morgon form the beating heart of the Burgaurd domain. Although Burgaurd has worked this soil carefully for decades, he still allows foliar treatment when the vines need it badly. Natural yeast is used in the vinification process. Great care is also taken in maturation, with each barrique undergoing a rigorous selection process before being chosen. Burgaud's wines are among the best examples in the region and are particularly suitable for aging.
Jean-Marc Burgaud is certainly one of the 'greats' in Beaujolais. this is a quirky winemaking talent, who also has a few hectares on what is considered the most beautiful terroir in Morgon, the Côte du Py. Flawless wine, free of the often so emphatically present sweetness in Beaujolais. Spicy, slender, acidity with structures, direct dark fruit and a beautiful, thirst-inducing dry finish.