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Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Corbeaux 2016, Domaine Sérafin

GEVR810
This 1er Cru is situated just outside the village of Gevrey adjacent to the Grand Cru of Mazis- Chambertin. Within the Corbeaux vineyards there is a small walled vineyard (a Clos) which is owned exclusively by the Sérafin family. The vines are 47 years old. Full of black fruit with an underlying cassis character.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Nuits
Sub Sub Region:
Gevrey-Chambertin
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2024 through to 20040
Closure Type:
Cork
£98.00
 

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

Tight and unyielding, this wine is for the long haul. The grapes were very small, providing very intense black fruit. Brooding with an underlying cassis character, grippy tannins and impressive density.

Food Matches

Try with roast beef with fennel and herb crust.