About This Wine...
“The Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes offers a fragrant nose with pure straberry and raspberry secents, later just a hin of wild mint developing. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple texture, the tannins fine.” Robert Parker
This estate dates back to the 1800s, and it was Alexis Seguin who was one of the pioneers of grafting American root stocks following the Phyloxera crisis of the 1880s. Gerard now manages the estate with his son Jérôme and they have gradually been adding new parcels of vines over the years and have built up an estate of 6.25 hectares primarily in Gevrey-Chambertin. Despite being a Domaine steeped in tradition, the cuverie and cellars were renovated and updated as recently as 2014. The vineyards are run sustainably with most of the cellar work, especially the bottling, performed in conjunction with the Biodynamic calendar. Their range includes a Fixin, which is a lesser known but interesting appellation just north of Gevrey that offers good value and early appeal. The Gevrey-Chambertin ‘La Justice’ is seen as one of the better sites of Gevrey with a lack of stones giving warmer soils and fuller wines from vines that are over 40 years old.