Domaine Saint Prefert is a truly modern winery in a deeply traditional region. Approaching the building itself, one is immediately struck by the sheer avante-garde nature of the architecture. However the domaine itself is in no way a recent player on the stage in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. One of the first producers in the 1930s to make the leap out of the local market and into fine wine consciousness around the world.
Fast-froward to the present, under the guiding hand of Isabel Ferrando, Saint Prefert is one of the regions fastest rising stars and annually produces some very fine and long-lived wines indeed. Structured and elegant with many years ahead of it, the 2012 vintage was a great success at Saint Prefert, outperforming many of its more illustrious neighbours. This is a wine with easily another 10-15 years ahead of it and will reward careful cellaring.