Isabel Ferrando is today one of the leading winemakers in Châteauneuf du Pape. Critic Jeb Dunnock wrote that her wines are "some of the most profound on this earth". Using very old vine grapes from her small estate, this wine is intense and rich.
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
Silky blackberry and raspberry with a herbal, liquorice lift
Since its creation in 1920, Saint Préfert has been a leading estate in Châteauneuf. The Serre family owned it for 80 years, but in 2002, Isabel Ferrando realised her dream, bought it and has taken it to new heights. 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 it - Châteauneuf was the only option. 2003 was her first vintage. Jeb Dunnock wrote, "Isabel Ferrando has taken her Saint Prefert estate to France’s highest level." This is her Classique red – old vine Grenache, aged in barrels, this is a profound red.
"Under the guidance of Isabel Ferrando, Domaine St Prefert has leapt into the handful of top estates"
Jeb Dunnock Wine Advocate
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