The Servin family has a long tradtion in Chablis. Francois Servin directs this 30 ha domaine along with his brother in-law. With great vineyard sites and Franciois' guidance, the domaine is starting to realize its potential. Classic Chablis floral/mineral notes with a hint of salinity and terrific palate intensity. The 2010 vintage overall in Burgundy was excellent but Chablis was particularly good.
Howard P., Beltramo's Imported Wine Buyer
François Servin, along with his Australian brother-in-law Mark Cameron, direct the operations of this 30 ha domaine.
Francois Servin’s father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather and great great great grandfather were all named Marcel. As you see from this, tradition is important to the Servin family, which because of its long history in Chablis, owns some great parcels – four Grand Crus: Blanchots, Bougros, Les Clos and Preuses. Three premier Crus: Les Forets, Montee de Tonnerre and Vaillons. Even the parcels of village are very well situated, with their largest, les Pargues, formerly being a Premier Cru.
Francois, however, while appreciating the great tradition, is starting to take some steps to bring this formerly solid, rather than spectacular-performing domaine (with the spectacular potential sites) into the forefront of Chablis. He is resuming the practices of hand harvesting (all the Grand Cru are now hand harvested; a large portion of the Premier Cru, too). For new planting, he is using uncloned Chardonnay and planting it a greater density. Some cuvees are being bottled for us with no filtration, and we are working very closely together on other ideas.
This is also very floral with pear and white peach aromas receiving added complexity from the mineral reduction nuances that can also be found on the silky yet wonderfully intense flavors that, like the Montée de Tonnerre, are overtly salty on the impressively persistent finish. This too is really quite good. Issue 44
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