Nestled in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin the reserved son of a Polish immigrant Christian Sérafin has handed the reigns to his daughter Karine and his niece Frederique. They farm a stunning collection of fabulous vineyards which produce intensely flavored and well-structured Cote de Nuits reds which easily handle 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. They are rich and structured with appropriately powerful tannin and acid and as such are generally best consumed after a decade in the cellar. 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 open fermenters. They are not racked until prior to bottling, nor are they fined or filtered. There are two main tonnelleries, François Frère and Taransaud, the Gevrey Vieilles Vignes, the Premiers Cru’s and the Grand Cru are 100% new oak.