- Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, January 2014
Sweet spiced damson fruit aromas, this is a big and powerful Gevrey Chambertin, with hints of violets and scented fruits. Weighted and intense with a strong tannic core and a long full finish.
Neal Martin, December 2013,
The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes comes from vines with an average age of 60 year matured entirely in new oak. It has a ripe, vivacious bouquet with floral scents. The palate is structured on the entry with crisp acidity, the oak neatly entwined with the intense, citrus-driven red and black fruit that dovetail into a structured, grippy finish. This is a serious Gevrey and it will surely age with style and grace.
Burghound, January 2015,
(55+ year old vines located in Au Vellé, En Champs, Les Marchais, Vignes Belle and Etelois). A notably ripe but very fresh nose offers up notes of plum, dark berries and forceful earth and game characters. There is fine power and very fine mid-palate concentration to the big-bodied flavors that possess plenty of mouth coating dry extract that buffers the moderately firm tannic spine on the impressively long finish. This is not a refined Gevrey but it delivers first rate quality for a villages level wine. Recommended. Drink 2020+
Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
Subtle but ethereal floral perfume. Gorgeous woodspice scent. Feathered texture – that fine but palpable tannin. Soft acid and just a bit brief on the finish with piquant spice. Gently does it. Drink 2015-2025
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.