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Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fonteny 2008, Domaine Sérafin

GEVR470
The estate of Christian Serafin is arguably the finest estate in Gevry Chambertin, founded in 1947 by the Polish immigrant Stanislaus Serafin. The quality of Serafin’s wines cannot be overstated. They exhibit a purity, richness, and brooding power that is both captivating and immensely pleasurable.
Type:
Vintage:
2008
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
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 now through to 2022
Closure Type:
Cork
£72.00
 

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

This 2008 premier Cur shows both elegance and richness with the beguiling complexity that holds your attention. Mulled red fruits integrated with sweet oak, a sprinkling of spice and the power and viscosity that Serafin seems to find in his vineyards. This wine develops well in the glass and makes any occasion pleasurable.

Food Matches

Enjoy with the finest beef, lamb or game you can afford.