Domaine Saint Prefert Châteauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud 2013


SKU 12749


Isabel Ferrando purchased this old Châteauneuf domaine from the Serre family in 2002. In 1920, Fernand Serre bought the property, located in the southern quarter of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and became one of the first in the region to estate-bottle his production. Isabel is now the guardian of very old vines, mostly Grenache, some of which are over 100 years old. Although the domaine was never very well-known before, Isabel's intention, with the assistance of star oenologist Philippe Cambi and under the tutelage of Henri Bonneau, is producing wines that rival the best of the appellation. She practices organic farming, crop-thinning to ensure low yields, aging in demi-muids and small oak barrels, and bottling without filtration. Ferrando's wines consistently garner excellent press from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate including this quote: 'Ever since winemaker Isabel Ferrando released her fabulous 2003s, this superb estate has become one of my favorites in Châteauneuf-du-Pape…if you haven't discovered Saint -Préfert and the brilliant winemaker Isabel Ferrando, it's about time!'
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine Saint Prefert
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorShows impressive depth and range for the vintage, with layer upon layer of steeped fig, crushed plum and warm raspberry preserve flavors forming the core, all backed by Turkish coffee, licorice root and roasted alder notes. The finish is long and authoritative, presenting a beguiling whiff of shiso leaf at the very end. A superb effort.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2015
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateLooking like the star of the show, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, and comes from three separate terroirs: Les Serres, Le Cristia and Le Bois de la Ville. Fermented with 100% whole-cluster and aged 18 months in demi-muid, it offers fabulous aromatics (currants, garrigue, roasted meats and bouquet garni), medium to full-bodied richness and a layered, silky style. As with the Reserve Auguste Favier, the acidity is elevated, and will be something to watch, yet I think this will come together nicely once in bottle. Short-term cellaring should be the name of the game. 92-94

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2015