Christian Serafin, together with his daughter & niece work 10 wines in 5 hectares. A perfectionist according to Clive Coates and meriting a star rating in his book ‘Cote d’Or’.
One of the last to harvest & certainly the last to bottle in the entire Gevrey village. Late harvesting is always a bit of a gamble though Serafin assures me that if the vines are healthy (his are notably old) they can better withstand the ‘elements.’ One taste here leaves you in no doubt. Succulent almost.
Long barrel-aging imbues further nuances of flavour & structure. (Serafin uses Troncais oak – imparts refinement he says).
The wines are quite brilliant. Though there are similarities to the Denis Mortet stable (deep colour, new oak, low yields etc) the wines are undoubtedly different. In a sense they are old-fashioned Gevrey, with an earthy, farmyard style. Good terroir expression & purity of fruit. They are pure, poised, rich, wonderfully structured wines that will grace any wine cellar.