|Last summer we made our inaugural offer of Chateau Seraphine during the 2021 en primeur campaign. With the ’21s still in barrel, we persuaded proprietor Martin Krajewski to release a small parcel especially for Singapore so that Vinum customers would have an opportunity to taste and discover his bottled wines before the 2021s arrive.
Luckily for us, Martin had a small stock of the outstanding 2019 vintage that he made available to Vinum. The wines, exclusive to us in Singapore, have been shipped and are ready for despatch. Today we are thrilled to offer:
- L’Innocence de Seraphine 2019 – a more supple and approachable expression of Pomerol, although still with Seraphine’s opulence and rich fruit, this is already drinking well and delivering lots of pleasure.
- Chateau Seraphine 2019 – with fewer than 3,000 bottles produced this is the definition of artisanal micro-production. 94/100 from Neal Martin.
2019 was just the third year of production for Martin and his winemaker daughter Charlotte. A true family passion-project, their maiden vintage was 2017 and they have been receiving plaudits and high scores ever since.
The style of these wines is opulent and dramatic, yet they hold impressive freshness and scent; their richness is fruit-derived rather than coming from winemaking techniques – Charlotte’s approach is hands-off and just 40% new oak is employed. 2019 was also the first vintage for which a clay amphora was used for a portion of the maturation.
High quality farming – the low yielding vineyards are worked exclusively by horse – and lo-fi winemaking, to produce a Pomerol of real character and distinction. We are truly excited to be working with Seraphine from the early days of this generational project, and delighted to be their exclusive partner in Singapore.
I really hope you’re tempted to give this delicious Pomerols a try. Splashed into a carafe about 90 minutes before drinking, L’Innocence 2019 is delicious for drinking now. It also gives an early glimpse of the extraordinary quality of the 2019 vintage. With only 2,800 bottles produced, Chateau Seraphine 2019 is only available on restricted purchase but it will be a great bottle to have in the cellar!