We are thrilled to invite you to a rare and exclusive wine dinner with Isabel Ferrando from Famille Ferrando. This will be her first visit to Singapore, and a unique opportunity to meet the talented winemaker behind some of the most acclaimed wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
The dinner will be held at La Tapería, the cosy and elegant Spanish restaurant from our sister company Les Amis, where the chef has prepared a special and delicious menu to pair with the wines.
You will enjoy five cuvées from Famille Isabel Ferrando, showcasing the diversity and complexity of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir. In 2021, Isabel reintroduced her collection under the label Famille Isabel Ferrando instead of Saint Préfert. We are delighted to present this latest vintage featuring the new labels.
Here are the details of the evening:
Date: Thursday 1st February 2024
Venue: La Tapería (Shaw Centre)
Time: 7 PM
The wines are:
2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, 93 points Jeb Dunnuck
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc: 94 points Jeb Dunnuck
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 95 points Jeb Dunnuck
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis, 96 points Jeb Dunnuck
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée F601, 94 points Joe Czerwinski
Find more details about the menu & wines below.
Seats are very limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible by 25/01/2024.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to this unforgettable wine dinner!
The Vinum Team
2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Lots of stone fruits, tangerine, white flowers, and honeyed mineral notes emerge from the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc, a beautifully balanced, medium-bodied, seamless white that has bright acidity and a great finish. It’s another terrific white from this team that readers will love to drink over the coming 3-5 years or so. This is a 60/40 split of Clairette and Roussanne, aged all in demi-muids.
93 points Jeb Dunnuck
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
The 2021 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc continues to impress, with the fresher, focused, elegant style of the vintage to go with beautiful white flowers, citrus, crushed stone, and spicy aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and elegant on the palate, with a great finish. It tastes exactly as it did a year ago, with no evolution, so this beauty is going to evolve for at least another 7-8 years, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it evolve longer.
94 points Jeb Dunnuck
Bottled in April of this, the 2021 Châteauneuf Du Pape clearly ranks with the crème de la crème of the vintage and has more depth, concentration, and texture than most. Black raspberries, Provençal herbs, ground pepper, and assorted spices define the aromatics, and it’s medium to full-bodied, has a focused, elegant mouthfeel, beautiful tannins, and a great finish. It’s not massive and plays in the elegant, fresher style of the vintage, but it’s utterly beguiling with its complexity and nuance. Drink bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years.
95 points Jeb Dunnuck
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Colombis
I also loved the 2021 Châteauneuf Du Pape Colombis, another incredible achievement in this vintage. Wild strawberries, savory flowers, subtle Provençal garrigue, and assorted spices define the aromatics, and it’s medium to full-bodied, has silky tannins, and a layered, balanced, seamless profile that’s already impossible to resist.
96 points Jeb Dunnuck
2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée F601
There are just 800 bottles of the all-Cinsault 2021 Chateauneuf du Pape F601, but the good news is that the wine is excellent, despite the challenges of the vintage. Extravagantly floral and loaded with scents of garrigue, backed by notions of stone fruit, it’s full-bodied but airy, with gossamer tannins. It may not be quite as concentrated and long as previous vintages, but it’s elegant and reassuringly excellent.
94 points Joe Czerwinski – WA