“The 2017 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru is dense, powerful and quite structured, suggesting that it is going to need a number of years in bottle to be at its best. One of the most reticent of these 2018s, the Preuses is painfully austere at the moment. Even so, its persistence and understated class are evident. White flowers, mint and crushed rocks add complexity with a bit of time in the glass. The Preuses is decidedly embryonic in the early going, but it has a ton of potential.”
- Vinous, Jan 2020 94+ points
As far back as the 16th century, the monks of Saint Martin cited the Servin family as vineyard owners in Chablis. Since then, successive generations have perpetuated the family's tradition and ever-evolving expertise as vineyard workers, coopers and winemakers. From this tradition, Servin Chablis has charmed amateurs and professionals all over the world, including Alexis Lichine, the famous American wine writer and importer, with whom Servin created a historic partnership 60 years ago. Some six decades later, almost 85% of Servin Chablis is exported to all four corners of the globe. Domaine Servin’s 36 ha 39 of vineyards are situated within the boundaries of the village of Chablis, lying solely on Kimmeridgian limestone soils, which gives the wines their incomparable minerality. The majority of the vineyards are over 40 years old. The different rootstocks of these non-cloned Chardonnay plants produce a unique style of Chablis, combining concentrated flavours and intense aromas, our guarantee of excellence. Today, the Servin "method" is a careful mix of traditional and modern techniques. Following tradition, the finest vineyards are hand harvested and each parcel is vinified individually, in order to respect the identity and authenticity of the terroir. Modern technology is used to produce consistently high quality wines, while retaining the inimitable “Servin” style. Each wine must find its own identity through specially adapted, tailor-made wine making. The Domaine Servin is regularly selected in the most prestigious wine competitions and books such as the Guide Hachette, Decanter, Revue des Vins de France and the Wine Spectator. Each year the Domaine also visited by the most respected wine writers such as Stephen Tanzer, Allen Meadows, Antonio Galloni and David Schildknecht.