Domaine Saint Préfert

Isabel Ferrando
Quartier des Serres, 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 490 837 503
Direct sale: Only by appointment.
(A shop in the town is still used by the former owner and you can buy some of the wines from the "new" estate here - for reasonable prices)
Mail: contact@st-prefert.fr
Web: http://www.st-prefert.fr/

In the 1920's a pharmacist from Avignon Fernand Serre purchased some vineyards to the south of Chateauneuf du Pape in the area where a lieu-dit Les Serres was named like himself. He built cellars in the fields and a new domain was born "Domaine Saint Préfert". After him other generations at first Carnille and then Suzanne Serre took over.

In 2002 Isabel Ferrando, formerly a banker, purchased the domain which has 13.2 ha. of Chateauneuf du Pape. The vines are very old, some of them more than 100 years. Some plots at the estate had to be replanted.

Isabel Ferrando   from the start in 2002 until 2010 got advice from Philippe Cambi. Together they started a kind of revolution for the domain. Since vintage 2003 the wines have been recognized to be among the best of the appellation.
In
2013 the vineyards are certified agriculture biologique.

Wines according to website February 2013

Chateauneuf du Pape Classique 
2010: 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah. From lieu-dit Les Serres. No de-stemming. 50% aged in cement tank and the rest in 3-years-old demi-muids for 15 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Auguste Favier
2010: 82% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 8% Syrah. From lieu-dit Les Serres
50% aged in cement tank and the rest in 2-3-years-old demi-muids for 18 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud 
2009: 60% 80-years-old Grenache, 35% 40-years-old Mourvedre and 5% 65-years-old Syrah. From lieux-dits Les Serres and Le Cristia. Aged in 3-years-old demi-muids for 18 months.

Domaine Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Colombis.
100% Grenache. From 3 lieux-dits Colombis, Les Roues and Le Cristia.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2011: 80% Clairette and 20% Roussanne.
Aged for 6 months in 0-2-years-old barriques.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Clairettes
2010: 100% Clairette (Rose and Blanc). 80-100-years-old vines. 15 hl/ha. Fermented in (one) new demi-muid + (one) new barrique and thge aged there for 24 months.

Cotes du Rhone Clos Beatus Ille
2011: 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault.


Isabel Ferrando. Photo: provencefoodandwine.com


Gîtes are for rent at the domain - including a winetasting!


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This photo from April 2008 was taken by the 11-years-old daughter of Isabel Ferrondo. From the left her proud father, Philippe Cambie, two wine lovers from Denmark Henri Bonneau and Isabel Ferrando.

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