Domaine Christian Serafin

Domaine Christian Serafin

This domaine was originally put on the map by Christian Sérafin’s father, Stanilaus Serafin, a Polish émigré, who settled in Burgundy before the war and espoused 50 per cent whole-bunch fermentation and not too much new oak. He initially worked as a mason, before, in 1947, purchasing some land and establishing himself as a vigneron. His son Christian inherited the domaine in 1988, though he had been making the wine for the previous twenty years.

Christian Serafin has made great advances in recent years and has a keen following in the United States. Like so many of the best producers in Burgundy, the twin peaks of Serafin's philosophy are old vines and low yields. The grapes are fermented at highish temperatures ensuring good depth of colour and fruit. Crucially Christian Serafin's wines are not filtered and recently the levels of new oak have been on the increase, with even the Gevrey village being matured in 50% new oak. These are rich, concentrated, oaky wines which age well.

On Christian’s watch the grapes have been completely destemmed and, except the lowliest cuvées, matured in entirely new wood. Much thought goes into matching a particular tonnelier and forest with the character of a given vineyard. He likes the elegance of Taransaud for some and the power of François Frères for others.
 
This makes for powerful wines with noticeable tannins, which do however emerge with fruit and terroir intact after a decade or more of bottle age. The key is in the vineyard work with strict pruning and de-budding, followed by a green harvest and deleafing on both sides. Christian Sérafin is now past retirement age, but with a niece in the vineyards and a daughter in the cellar and office, continuity is in place.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

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2016 Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Sérafin Père & Fils, Burgundy
Red
2016
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13.0% Alcohol
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2014 Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Cazetiers, 1er Cru, Dom. Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2014
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13.5% Alcohol
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2017 Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Cazetiers, 1er Cru, Dom. Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2017
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13.5% Alcohol
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2015 Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2015
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13.0% Alcohol
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2015 Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Corbeaux, 1er Cru, Dom. Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2015
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13.5% Alcohol
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2012 Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Corbeaux, 1er Cru, Domaine Christian Sérafin
Red
2012
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13.5% Alcohol
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2012 Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Christian Sérafin, Burgundy
Red
2012
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2012 Gevrey-Chambertin, Le Fonteny, 1er Cru, Domaine Christian Sérafin
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2012
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2011 Gevrey-Chambertin, Le Fonteny, 1er Cru, Domaine Christian Sérafin
Red
2011
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13.5% Alcohol
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2005 Chambolle Musigny, Les Baudes, 1er Domaine Christian Serafin
Red
2005
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13.0% Alcohol
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2005 Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Christian Sérafin
Red
2005
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13.5% Alcohol
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2005 Gevrey-Chambertin, Corbeaux, 1er Cru, Domaine Christian Serafin
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2005
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2005 Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Cazetiers, 1er Cru, Domaine Christian Sérafin
Red
2005
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13.5% Alcohol
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2016 Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Cazetiers, 1er Cru, Dom. Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2016
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13.5% Alcohol
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2016 Chambolle-Musigny, Les Baudes, 1er Cru, Domaine Christian Sérafin
Red
2016
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2016 Morey-St Denis, Les Millandes, 1er Cru, Dom. Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2016
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13.5% Alcohol
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2016 Charmes-Chambertin, Grand Cru, Domaine Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2016
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13.5% Alcohol
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2016 Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Corbeaux, Domaine Sérafin Père & Fils, Burgundy
Red
2016
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Medium Bodied
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13.0% Alcohol
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2015 Morey-St Denis, Les Millandes, 1er Cru, Dom. Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2015
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Medium Bodied
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13.5% Alcohol
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2015 Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Cazetiers, 1er Cru, Dom. Sérafin Père & Fils
Red
2015
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Medium Bodied
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13.5% Alcohol
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2013 Charmes-Chambertin, Grand Cru, Domaine Christian Sérafin
Red
2013
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13.5% Alcohol
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2010 Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Christian Serafin
Red
2010
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Medium Bodied
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13.0% Alcohol
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