- Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2033
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, November 2020
Full of brambles and wild dark berries. This is a firmly structured wine, compelling and intense. The slight edgy rusticity delivers power and weight, making this a benchmark village Gevrey. Destined to evolve further in bottle.
Burghound, January 2021,
Brooding aromas display notes of the sauvage, underbrush, red and dark currant along with equally pungent earth. There is better volume and much better complexity to the solidly concentrated and fleshy medium-bodied flavors that deliver good length on the delicious finale where only a hint of rusticity appears. Drink: 2027+
Jasper Morris MW, November 2020,
60% new wood, 40% one year old. Rich dense fresh purple, nose has a punchy fresh fruit too, shows the oak more than most and there is a faint smoky bandaid tone behind, with a few tannins at the edge. But clean and pure. On the palate. 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.
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.