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A brooding and sullen nose speaks of various dark berries, earth and plenty of sauvage character. There is good freshness and plenty of energy to the medium-bodied flavors that possess a surprisingly refined mouth feel yet there is a certain muscularity on the youthfully austere but not really rustic finale.
Like so many of the best producers in Burgundy, the key to Sérafin’s successes are old vines and low yields. Christian has taken painstaking efforts in the vineyard: Strict pruning, de-budding, green harvest, deleafing, yield restriction, triage and destemming of the fruit. The wines are not filtered and with an increase in new oak, these reds are rich, concentrated and age well.