2017 - Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Christian Sérafin
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
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2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN VIEILLES VIGNES CHRISTIAN SÉRAFIN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £776.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2018

    This cuvée is a blend of two parcels in the village: one 70 years old and the other 100 years old. Tasted separately in the cellar the 70 year old parcel was bright and fresh with striking cranberry fruit flavours, whilst the older vine parcel had more intense dark fruits, drive and power. The combination of the two will make a beautifully complete wine with length and complexity.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 86-88

    The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes comes from vines located adjacent to Grand Crus aged up to 100-years. The Vieilles Vignes matures entirely in new oak, it has a nicely focused bouquet that appears to cope with that new wood, though it just occludes a sense of personality. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, crisp acidity, quite mineral-driven although the wood coats the mouth on the finish when I would have liked more flesh and fruit. 2023 - 2033

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2019,
    Score: 88-91

    Firm reduction obliterates the underlying fruit today. As is always the case, there is more volume and mid-palate density to the intense and sappy medium-bodied flavors that are notably more firmly structured finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit arises. This is a rustic old school effort that is expressly built-to-age and will need it. Drink 2027+

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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.