DOMAINE SEROL

By Linden Wilkie, 27 July 2018

Domaine Sérol is the perfect estate for those wanting a fresh story to tell, of a great couple making domaine wines to a very high standard, in a food-friendly style, from the Gamay grape’s ‘other’ fine terroir – the Côte Roannaise. Yes, that’s the Roanne of 3* Troisgros fame (with which the domaine works closely). Drive, as we did, 1¾ hours west from Beaujolais and you arrive at Renaison in the Loire Valley near the river’s source. Stéphane and Carine Sérol are converting here to full organic viticulture. The ‘Perdrizière’ comes from 30 year old high density planted vines on an east-facing slope of decomposed granitic sand (red from iron oxide content). Grapes mature late here due to afternoon shading giving good complexity. It’s around 40% whole bunch, aged 11 months in trunconic wooden tanks. ‘Les Millerands’ comes from a vineyard giving naturally small ‘millerand’ berries, is around 20% whole bunch, aged 11 months in cement tanks. These wines are fruity, vibrant, well-balanced with fresh acidity with decidedly cool-climate food-friendliness.

By Alexandria Rae Cubbage, 7 June 2018

Located in Renaison in the Loire Valley. It’s a family winery. The oldest vines are 95 years old and were planted by Stéphane’s grandfather. Stéphane planted additional grapes that have been growing there now for 20 years as they’ve added to the number of vines and cleared some land that was previously all trees and forest. Currently the domaine is organic, but they’re shifting to biodynamics and will be certified organic for 2017 vintage.

The domaine comprises 32 hectares of vines mainly Gamay as that grape seems most suited to the granite soils. These granite soils are full of clay, iron and magnesium, and they hold water longer. In the wine, these soils give a spice and mineral character. They have only one parcel of white which is planted with Viognier grapes.

The elevation of the vineyards is 350-400 metres. In some of the vineyards the elevation reaches 550 metres high; it’s much more difficult to grow grapes there and the berries are tiny. They grow Gamay St. Romain which is a special gamay from this region and they use massal selection. Stephane and Carine have taken a selection of grapes to create a conservatory of Gamay St. Romain.

The climate here is much cooler than in Beaujolais and as a result harvest is usually two weeks after them. Biggest concern is hail; don’t normally get frost, but for the first time last year they got a very late frost.

Normally they will do some leaf pulling where the grapes are, but so far in 2018, because they’ve had lots of sun, they have left the leaves on to protect the grapes from sunburn.

The soils are made up of granite and are stoney at the top and then sandy at the bottom.

They own a special vineyard with Trois Gros called “Les Blondins”

Land is quite cheap in this region; 10,000 euros with the vines on the land included

Côte Roannaise comprises 220 hectares with approximately 20-25 growers.

They harvest by hand and sort on a vibrating table at the winery. Carine is in charge of the sorting

Winemaking:

In terms of doing whole bunch and destemmed, Carine said they like to create a sandwich, so a layer of whole bunch then a layer of destemmed and then a layer of whole bunch. However, she says it’s important to taste the berries and stems to avoid getting green notes. Carine likes using whole bunch, but she doesn’t want any green notes in the wines. So she says it depends on the cuvée and vintage as to whether she will use whole bunch.

They use indigenous yeast and control the temperature to manage fermentation. The malo can start very quickly she says if they don’t manage the temperature

Each parcel is vinified separately

They have concrete tanks with epoxy lining and hope to have them without the epoxy lining in the future. Also, have wooden vats for fermenting and amphora.

In the amphora, they have wine that was 100% destemmed, no sulphur, was pressed by hand, very gentle texture and no pigeage. The following wines were in the amphora: Chez Blondins, Chez Muron, and Chez Caste

Then, stainless steel is used for the Rosé and whites

‘Les Millerands’ is the vineyard that’s the highest in altitude, and the 2017 was done in concrete with 30% whole bunch

‘Perdrizière’ is aged and vinified in big oak tank like ‘Oudan’; in 2017, it was 50% whole bunch

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2018 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Blondin (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 2 2 520 - HK
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Blondin (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 19 19 520 - HK
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Blondin (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 4 4 520 - SHOP
2018 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 20 20 520 - HK
2018 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 4 4 520 - SHOP
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 23 23 520 - HK
2020 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 59 59 520 - HK
2021 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 60 60 520 - EP
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Muron (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 24 24 520 - HK
2021 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Muron (Amphora Vinif) 750 BOTTLE 24 24 520 - EP
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Les Millerands 750 BOTTLE 91 91 260 - HK
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Les Millerands 750 BOTTLE 3 3 260 - SHOP
2020 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Les Millerands 750 BOTTLE 120 120 260 - HK
2021 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Les Millerands 750 BOTTLE 120 120 260 - EP
2017 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere 750 BOTTLE 106 106 280 - HK
2017 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere 750 BOTTLE 3 3 280 - SHOP
2018 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere 750 BOTTLE 102 102 280 - HK
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere 750 BOTTLE 92 92 280 - HK
2020 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere 750 BOTTLE 120 120 280 - HK
2021 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere 750 BOTTLE 120 120 280 - EP
NV Domaine Serol - Turbullent Sparkling Rose 750 BOTTLE 120 120 280 - HK
NV Domaine Serol - Turbullent Sparkling Rose 750 BOTTLE 3 3 280 - SHOP
2018 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Blondin (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 520 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Blondin (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 520 / BTL 19 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
19
Qty of btl
19
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Blondin (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 520 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2018 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 520 / BTL 20 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
20
Qty of btl
20
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 520 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 520 / BTL 23 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
23
Qty of btl
23
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 520 / BTL 59 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
59
Qty of btl
59
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Coste (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 520 / BTL 60 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
60
Qty of btl
60
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Muron (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 520 / BTL 24 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Chez Muron (Amphora Vinif)
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 520 / BTL 24 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
24
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
520
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Les Millerands
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 260 / BTL 91 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
91
Qty of btl
91
Btl price (HKD)
260
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Les Millerands
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 260 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
260
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2020 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Les Millerands
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 260 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
260
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Les Millerands
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 260 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
260
Score
-
Location
EP
2017 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 280 / BTL 106 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
106
Qty of btl
106
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
HK
2017 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 280 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2018 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 280 / BTL 102 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
102
Qty of btl
102
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 280 / BTL 92 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
92
Qty of btl
92
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 280 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Domaine Serol - Cote Roannaise Perdriziere
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 280 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
EP
NV Domaine Serol - Turbullent Sparkling Rose
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 280 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
HK
NV Domaine Serol - Turbullent Sparkling Rose
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 280 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
280
Score
-
Location
SHOP
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