The domaine can trace its roots back to the mid 1800’s where Alexis Seguin was a winemaker in Gevrey Chambertin as well as an expert in grafting vines. The phylloxera crisis allowed him to showcase his talents and was one of the first and certainly a pioneer in Burgundy grafting the vines to American rootstock to fight the disease. Numerous awards for grafting vines were attributed to Alexis in the late 1800’s. Today this small family domaine owns 6.5 hectares, 4.5 are in Gevrey and Gevrey 1er Cru vineyards. The remaining sites are spread between Chambolle, Fixin and Marsannay. The wines made here show breed and class. There is a reason for such a high concentration of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards in and around the borders of Gevrey. The grapes go through a few days of cold maceration and fermented with natural yeast. The use of new oak is slight to preserve the authenticity of the individual parcel’s terroir.
Tasting Notes: 100% barrel (40% new oak). 70-100 year old vines. This vineyard is situated on the lower slope of Gevrey on the Morey St. Denis side; sexy nose of exotic spices, earth, ripe black cherry and toasty oak in the nose; the mid-palate is very dense and structured with loads of dark fruit, complex spice, leather hints and earth flavors; perfect balance and weight.
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