Serafin Père et Fils, Christian Serafin

France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits

 
 

Sustainable


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The reserved and considered son of a Polish immigrant Christian Sérafin holds a stunning suite of fabulous vineyards which produce intense and structured Côte de Nuits reds which command a fair swathe of new Oak. The fruit concentration from low yields and a propensity to harvest late is such that the wines easily handle the Oak regime. The Sérafin wines are also structured firmly with appropriately powerful tannin and acid levels and as such are generally best consumed after ten years cellaring. The vineyards are managed biologically with no regular application of systemic herbicides or pesticides. The vinification is both simple and natural with no artificial yeasts or enzymes, done in stainless steel. They are not racked until they are homogenized prior to bottling, nor are they fined or filtered. There are two main oak producers used, François Frère and Taransaud of which the Bourgogne receives 50% new, the village Gevrey 70% new with the Gevrey Vieilles Vignes, the Premiers Cru’s and the Grand Cru 100% new oak.  Christian's niece, Frédérique Bachotet is gradually assuming the reins of the domaine, assisted by Christian's daughter, Karine.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Bourgogne Pinot Noir 40 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 35 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 65 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Corbeaux" Pinot Noir 48 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Le Fonteny" Pinot Noir 55 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetiers" Pinot Noir 60 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Baudes" Pinot Noir 40 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru "Les Millandes" Pinot Noir 48 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru  Pinot Noir 75 years Clay-limestone Sustainable