- Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2014 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2008
In many ways Christian's Fonteny is a grand cru trapped in a premier cru body. It has an excellentlocation across the road from Ruchottes and Mazis. Masculine and powerful, this full-bodied 2006 opens onto the palate slowly and confidently with dark fruit flavours, stony minerality and caramelised sugar. Impressive. Drink 2011 - 2022+.
Burghound, January 2009,
It actually is curious to express it quite this way but the aromatic profile is one of a "sauvage elegance" as there is plenty of Gevrey gaminess here but with an attractive nuance and limited rusticity to both the nose and the rich, full and moderately firm medium-bodied flavors blessed with ample dry extract and punch on the reasonably structured and mildly rustic finish. This is impressive and well balanced. Drink: 2014+.
Burghound, January 2008,
It actually is curious to express it quite this way but the aromatic profile is a“more elegant sauvage” as there is plenty of Gevrey gaminess here but with more nuance and less rusticity to both the nose and the rich, full and slightly firmer medium-bodied flavors blessed with ample dry extract and punch on the moderately structured finish. This is impressive and well balanced. Recommended. Drink: 2013+.Comments: sweet spot outstanding!
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.
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.