- Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2036
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2019
Named after the source of a spring to the village, the east/west aspect of this vineyard affords sunshine exposure throughout the day. Full of wild autumnal hedgerow fruits, this is abundant and full in the palate. The warmer location gives very sweet ripe tannins and a light zest provides the final touch to this outstanding cuvée.
Burghound, January 2020,
This is aromatically quite similar to the Corbeaux if perhaps just slightly more elegant. The mouthfeel of the middle weight flavors is both sleeker and more energetic while exuding a subtle salinity on the sneaky long finish that also displays touches of bitter pit fruit character and warmth. Drink 2030+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
North facing, on the rock. Purple black colour but the fruit on the nose is fresher than Corbeaux, more of a juicy black fruit here. It is tight and a little bit dry at the finish, to some extent the oak, but past history suggests that this will emerge as a butterfly after a long period in bottle.
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.