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Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2017, Domaine Sérafin 12 x 75cl

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Only 4 barrels were produced rather than the normal 5 of this stunning wine. Produced from two parcels of vines averaging 85 years old, one in Charmes and one in Mazoyeres totaling only 0.3ha. (It is an interesting peculiarity that Mazoyeres can be used as Charmes Chambertin.) A wine of great finesse.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
12 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
N/A
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Nuits
Sub Sub Region:
Gevrey-Chambertin
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2025+
£1,500.00
 

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

A very aristocratic wine, full of power and poise. A superb intensity, the palate is thick and viscous brimming with multi layers of cassis and mulberry fruit, the tannins are finely tuned and there is highly impressive polish to the finish.

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