'A rising star in Pomerol'
We were very happy to be featured in an article of Jane Anson's in Decanter magazine. Here's what she said:
Englishman Martin Krajewski purchased 2.23 hectares of vines in Pomerol after selling Château de Sours to Jack Ma in late 2016, and promptly rechristened them Château Séraphine, after his Polish grandmother Seraphina (a popular naming device in Bordeaux it seems, as Château Belair-Monange in St-Emilion is also named after a grandmother – Edouard Moueix’s in this case).
Krajewksi bought 100% Merlot vines ranging from 10 to 55 years old, alongside (in a separate purchase) a plot of land with an old house and winery on it, which was formerly a tiny family estate looking out on the Pomerol village church.
He has since replanted half the vines, adding in some Cabernet Franc, is will have finished construction of a new winery building and château by the 2017 harvest, with wine tourism facilities planned for 2018. First vintage, he expects, in 2017, ‘although we are happy to be patient. Right now we are getting to know the terroir, making decisions on vineyard density and plantings, and working on the winery.
It’s an amazing opportunity to have bought something that we can shape and rebuild over the long term in an appellation like Pomerol, that is sprinkled with magic’.