“Exuberant, lavishly flavored red burgundies are the speciality of Gevrey‐based Christian Sérafin, his Charmes‐Chambertin is a reference bottle.” Andrew Jefford
The reserved and measured son of a Polish immigrant, Christian Sérafin holds a stunning suite of fabulous vineyards which produce intense and structured Cote de Nuits reds which command a fair swathe of new oak. The fruit concentration from low yields and a propensity to harvest late is such that the wines easily handle the oak regime. The Sérafin wines are also structured firmly with appropriately powerful tannin and acid levels and as such are generally best consumed after ten years cellaring. The vineyards are managed biologically with no regular application of systemic herbicides or pesticides. The vinification is both simple and natural with no artificial yeasts or enzymes, done in stainless steel. They are not racked until prior to bottling, nor are they fined or filtered. There are two main oak producers used, François Frère and Taransaud of which the Bourgogne receives 50% new, the village Gevrey 70% new with the Gevrey Vieilles Vignes, the Premiers Cru’s and the Grand Cru 100% new oak.