Domaine Servin, is one of the oldest and largest estates, covering 38 hectares of vines in Chablis.The main aim at this domaine is ‘respect on terroir’. All of the work done at Domaine Servin focuses on a single concept help the soil to give its best, with a total respect for the environment M.
As a traditionalist, François Servin, the winemaker today, is reluctant to change anything in the vineyards, with minimum chemical usage. François adopts a high proportion of ‘Sélection Massale’ (uncloned vine), with an average vine age of 49 years. It greatly contributes to produce extremely tiny yields and thus to produce very concentrated wine.
Servin’s focus on quality and harmonious work with the environment, has greatly improved its name across the globe and now it is regarded as one of the best Burgundian white wine producers.
Servin Chablis 'Vieilles Vignes Massale' AOC, with its special designation indicating that this wine is made of very old vine of 50 years, uncloned. It naturally produces tiny yields of concentrated juice (35hl/ha). Grapes are manually harvested on a hilly slop of south-west facing. 50:50 percent usage of stainless steel and 3-9 year old burgundian oak for fermenting and ageing.
Medium yellow colour. Fresh and powerful aromas of yellow fruits mix with intergrated oak. Complex in mouth and moderate finish. 70% aging in tank and 30% in older barrels. Deep stone fruit aromas lifted by ginger and lime. Broad and dry in the mouth, with healthy acidity tightening the flavors of ripe peach, pineapple, ginger and lichee. Finishes with subtle mounting length and dusty grip. A classic Chablis way.
The 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru les Forets is the youngest vineyard at 18-years-old and is matured 100% in tank. It has a contained, quite tensile bouquet with hints of pine needles among the green apple and granitic aromas. The palate is quite elegant with good weight in the mouth, a little nuttiness coming through and a saline touch to the finish that just needs a little more length to warrant a higher score.
Servin Chablis 1er Cru 'Les Forets', is lesser known 1er Cru, which is under a better-known umbrella name 'Montmains'. 100% stainless steel fermetation and maturation. MLF performed.
Pale yellow colour. The first nose is fresh with a mineral start following by slightly smoky and fresh cut grass aromas. The second nose dominated by citrus fruits with peeled orange skin and spices. The mouth is rich and round, one find again the minerality. Excellent structure and classic Chablis.
Pair with white fish, seafood with rich creamy sauce.