2013 - Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Christian Sérafin
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
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2013 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN VIEILLES VIGNES CHRISTIAN SÉRAFIN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £656.14 (Inc. VAT)
 
Case price £620.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2014

    A more structured and powerfully intense style than the straight village wine. This will require a little more patience, but with its firm grippy intensity this will be a very fine Gevrey in 6-8 years

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2015,
    Score: 89-91

    (55+ year old vines located in Au Vellé, En Champs, Les Marchais, Vignes Belle and Etelois). Serafin indicated that the malo had only just finished and not surprisingly this was strongly reduced. As it always is this is denser and more powerful than the straight Gevrey cuvée with a bit more tannic scaffolding as well on the robust, mouth coating and impressively persistent finish where the rusticity is more pronounced. While still a bit awkward this appears to have everything it needs to be a first-rate Gevrey villages. Worth considering. Drink 2021+

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Producer

Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils

The Sérafin family are part of the establishment in Gevrey Chambertin. From when he took over from his father in the 1960 until his recent retirement, if you ever want to get in touch with Christian, you either had to call him as the rooster crowed in the morning or long after the sun had set. The rest of the time, he was working out in the vines or deep in his cellars. The domaine is now run by cousins Frédérique and Karine who are continuing the family tradition of making bold and structured wines. Their Pinots benefit from a period of bottle age and typically express fine tertiary characteristics. They do not fine or filter their wines, and only rack when necessary. Not shy of new oak, they use up to 50% on their straight Bourgogne and often 100% on the rest of their cuvées depending on the concentration. The wines tend to be ample and fleshy, and the richest ones need some cellaring in order to better integrate the spicy, cedarwood flavours.

Region

Gevrey-Chambertin

The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.