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.
11 small parcels totaling 1.33ha, with vines averaging 56 years old produce the grapes for this wine. There is also a proportion of grapes from the 1er Cru Les Cazetieres used in the blend which provides added depth and flavor. Fermented in 70% new oak and aged for 18 months, this is a great traditional Gevrey-Chambertin, meaty and structured with a robust and powerful fruit intensity. There are notes of blackcurrants and damson with a little dash of kirsch. The tannins are beautifully polished and a fresh acidity provides perfect balance.