Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2011 Domaine Serafin

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From one of the outstanding domaines in the Côte d'Or this is a wine that possesses both power and elegance. Produced from 71 year old vines and fermented in 100% new oak and aged for 18 months.
Type:
Vintage:
2011
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Nuits
Sub Sub Region:
Gevrey-Chambertin
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2020 through to 2028
Closure Type:
Cork
£186.00
 

Domaine Christian Sérafin

This domaine produces some of the finest, traditional wines of the Gevrey Appellation. Frédérique Goulley, the niece of Christian Sérafin, who has been working alongside her uncle for over ten years now, is now very much the winemaking driving force at the domaine, while Christian slows down. Although the baton has been handed over, the wine making philosophy hasn’t changed. These wines are hand crafted, with old vines and low yields central to the winemaking here. A cool ten day maceration helps create a stunning richness and concentration with the diligent use of new oak and the non-filtration of the wines being key to the Sérafin style. They continue to destem around 70% of the bunches. The grapes are fermented at a relatively high temperature and enjoy up to 100% new oak ageing.

Tasting Notes

The palate is intense and voluptuous, all enveloping with big, ripe tannins, a firm structure and layers of sweet cassis fruits. Finely integrated oak characters lurk below.

Food Matches

Great with rare roast beef with seasonal vegetables and yorkshire pudding!