Stanilaus Serafin was a Polish migrant who settled in Burgundy before the war. He initially worked as a mason before 1947; when he purchased some land and established himself as a ‘vigneron’. His son Christian inherited the domaine in 1988 and has now made his own Pinot Noir for over twenty years. He has made great advances and interestingly has a keen following in the United States. Like so many of the best producers in Burgundy, the twin peaks of Serafin’s philosophy are old vines and low yields.The domaine only owns 10 acres or so of vines, but some are 80 or more years old! The grapes are fermented at high temperatures ensuring good depth of colour and fruit. Crucially Christian Serafin’s wines are not filtered and recently the levels of new oak have been on the increase with as much as 50%. Therefore stylistically these are rich, concentrated, oaky wines which age well, from one of the finest producers in Gevrey Chambertin.