- Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2030
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2018
Strong bramble and autumnal fruit characters. This is a very classical Gevrey style, with noticeable richness and a touch of earthy rusticity. Full and concentrated, it is a strong robust wine with great life and energy.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, aged in 70% new oak, feels a little reduced on the nose, not quite as expressive on the same day I tasted others. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin and here there is a little more brightness, but the wood tannins tend to dictate the dry finish a little. 2022 - 2032
Burghound, January 2018,
A distinctly earthy and humus-inflected array is comprised by notes of various dark berries, plum and a whiff of the sauvage. The round, rich and robust flavors are quite dense in the context of the vintage, all wrapped in a rustic and quite serious finish. If you have a bit of patience, this is worth buying. Drink 2024+
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.