- Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2026
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2019
Full of savoury dark black fruits, this is a very pleasurable Bourgogne Rouge, with attractive volume. Sweet, juicy and succulent.
Burghound, January 2020,
A discreet application of wood sets off notably ripe aromas of black berry liqueur, earth and a touch of underbrush. The flavors are exceptionally rich in the context of what is typical for the genre and possess a caressing mouthfeel that contrasts considerably with the rustic, bold and youthfully austere finish that flashes a hint of warmth. Drink 2023+
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.
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.