Critic Jeb Dunnock wrote that Isabel Ferrando is making wines that are "some of the most profound on this earth". Her fabulous Cuvée Auguste Favier is dense with dark fruits, wild herbs, chocolate and spice. A powerful, yet elegant Châteauneuf.
It means reserving the latest vintage before it is bottled. By paying an instalment 'up front', you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK up to 18 months after being reserved, depending on the region.
The advantages of ‘En Primeur’ buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn’t enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines – providing you are quick!
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty – around £2.23 a bottle at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £12.60 per case per year).
After placing your order we will sent you a Reservation Certificate to your billing address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we’ll contact you to advise which are still available.
Beyond the Label
Full bodied, silky, ripe black fruit, herbs and spice
Since its creation in 1920, Saint Préfert has been a leading domaine in Châteauneuf. The Serre family owned it for 80 years, but in 2002, Isabel Ferrando realised her dream and bought it. Isabel is Provence born. She always loved the different flavours of her home region, but started a career in banking. As a new mother, she decided it was time to follow her dream - to become a winemaker. She studied, then looked for her ideal property. It took two years to find - Châteauneuf was the only option. Jeb Dunnock wrote, "Isabel Ferrando has taken her Saint Préfert estate to France’s highest level." Her sublime Auguste Favier uses grapes from the very rocky Les Serres lieux dit. Aged part in large barrel, part in vat, it's a complex, rich wine.
"Under the guidance of Isabel Ferrando, Domaine St Prefert has leapt into the handful of top estates"
Jeb Dunnock Critic
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