The Wines Of Daniel Hecquet: Chateau Calabre And Chateau Puy-Servain

Fresh off the heels of his recent visit, we are happy to announce the arrival of five new wines from producer Daniel Hecquet. We’ve been working with Daniel for over 15 years, and for the past 4, we have been directly importing his wines from Montravel and Bergerac. His passion for winemaking is so genuine and intense that it once moved a member of our staff to tears (we won’t say whom). Both Château Puy-Servain and Château Calabre are located just east of the Bordeaux appellation near Sainte Foy la Grande. It has become part of the annual Bordeaux pilgrimage to visit Daniel and to taste his wines while attending the en primeurs tastings each April. His wines are sensational and they make for amazingly great values. Growing vines in both appellations, Daniel is one of the top producers in the area. His Château Calabre line of wines are bottled in screwcap, and are top notch for their price points. The 2012 Calabre Montravel Blanc is 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sémillon, and 10% Muscadelle. It’s bright, crisp, and zippy. Just the right amount of fruit and freshness. The 2010 Bergerac Rouge is made from 60% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s all tank fermented, so it’s clean, pure, and perfectly quaffable. Don’t miss out on these great values. 



For his Château Puy-Servain label, Daniel sources fruit from older vines in prime locations.The Puy-Servain 2012 Montravel blanc Terrement is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris. It too is all tank fermented and exhibits a formidable presence of terroir and harmony. The flagship red, Daniel’s 2010 Montravel Rouge Vieilles Vignes comes from old vine Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It sees some time in oak barrel, which imparts both spicy nuance and texture to the fuller bodied Bordeaux-style blend. A huge lover of Sauternes, Daniel spent some time in his youth working at the hallowed Château d’Yquem. He must have caught the bug there, because he continues to bottle his 2009 Haut Montravel in the Sauternais style. It’s made from 100% Sémillon, and for the price, it is tough to beat. As a matter of fact, considering their prices, they’re all tough to beat! 

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One response to “The Wines Of Daniel Hecquet: Chateau Calabre And Chateau Puy-Servain

  1. Drinking the Montravel Blanc now! It’s so good! I don’t know very much about wine, so I’m glad I made a great impulse-buy-decision on this one.

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