Gerard Seguin Gevrey-Chambertin Les Crais 2017
Gérard Seguin's wines are consistently powerful, with great concentration of fruit character and long-lived.
This delicious, single vineyard Gevrey Chambertin from Gérard Seguin shows a beautiful ruby red colour followed by a delicate red fruit nose. Red fruits continue on the palate, complemented by mouthwatering acidity and light, toasty oak notes. The emphasis is elegance and subtlety giving it the ebenfit of being very approachable from early in its life. A great partner to feathered game, wild mushroom risotto, roast chicken or a classic Boeuf Bourguigonne.
Gérard Seguin's wines come mainly from old vines between 60-90 years old planted in south facing, free-draining stone based soils. These vines consistently produce wines of great power, concentration of fruit and longevity. The winemaking is very traditional - hand harvesting, cold maceration and 18 months maturation in 30% new oak barrels from the famous French forests of Allier and Limousin.
The estate was founded in the 1850s by Alex Seguin, a Burgundian pioneer in the fight against Phylloxera - he was one of the first winemakers to graft vines onto American rootstock in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease.
A brand new winery was built in 1973, just before Gérard Seguin tookover control of the estate and the winemaking in 1977. He has been dedicated to the production of great wines under the Seguin name ever since.