2016 Bourgogne Christian Sérafin

Bourgogne Christian Sérafin
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Bourgogne, Red Burgundy
Grape
Pinot Noir
Case Size
12x75cl
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2016 Bourgogne Christian Sérafin
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Bourgogne, Red Burgundy
Grape
Pinot Noir
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Later

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Case price

£223.22 (Ex. VAT)

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(2 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Burghound, January 2018, Score: 86-89

A pretty and ultra-fresh nose is comprised by notes of various red berries and a whisper of earth. There is both a lovely sense of energy and good detail to the delicious and seductively textured flavors that possess a fleshy mouthfeel before concluding in a mildly rustic and firm finish where a hint of wood surfaces. Worth checking out. Outstanding. Drink: 2020+

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Producer

Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils

The Sérafin family are part of the establishment in Gevrey Chambertin. From when he took over from his father in the 1960 until his recent retirement, if you ever want to get in touch with Christian, you either had to call him as the rooster crowed in the morning or long after the sun had set. The rest of the time, he was working out in the vines or deep in his cellars. The domaine is now run by cousins Frédérique and Karine who are continuing the family tradition of making bold and structured wines. Their Pinots benefit from a period of bottle age and typically express fine tertiary characteristics. They do not fine or filter their wines, and only rack when necessary. Not shy of new oak, they use up to 50% on their straight Bourgogne and often 100% on the rest of their cuvées depending on the concentration. The wines tend to be ample and fleshy, and the richest ones need some cellaring in order to better integrate the spicy, cedarwood flavours.

Region

Bourgogne, Red Burgundy

This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.

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