- Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2027
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, November 2020
Everything one looks for in a Bourgogne Rouge. With bright, pure Pinot aromas, there is an appealing balance between the soft rounded tannic texture and the fresh crunchy cranberry fruits. Forward, appealing and very approachable. Delicious and excellent value.
Burghound, January 2021,
Fresh and ripe aromas are comprised mostly by various red berries and relatively pungent earth nuances that are picked up by the attractively textured and vibrant middle weight flavors that are shaped by bright acidity on the rustic, clean and slightly raspy finish. Drink: 2023+
Jasper Morris MW, November 2020,
One of the two vineyards, Pressonniers, is currently pulled out. 50% new wood, 50% one year old. Dense fresh purple. powerful weighty concentration of fruit, the usual stern structured style, with good acidity. 3 Star
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.