White Châteauneuf is rare and one from the exciting winemaker Isabel Ferrando, is a terrific treat. Jeb Dunnock wrote that she is making wines "some of the most profound on this earth". Barrel aged, it's textured, rich and complex, with minerality.
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
Creamy textured with ripe peach, citrus, marmalade, spice
Since its creation in 1920, Domaine Saint Préfert has been a leading estate in Châteauneuf du Pape. 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 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 barrel aged white – rich, ripe and textured, with underlying minerality. A terrific white.
"Isabel Ferrando is unquestionably making some of the most profound wines on earth today"
Jeb Dunnock Critic
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