Style: Made with similar grapes as the red wines from Saint-Emilion (just 40 minutes to the west), this wine very much drinks like a Right Bank Bordeaux. It’s full-bodied, though elegantly nuanced. It shows briary aromas of berry thicket with plummy notes and both wild and black cherry fruit. Its finish is exquisitely balanced and complex.
Story: Daniel and Catherine Hecquet run Puy-Servain, which is located in the appellation of Montravel. They’re just across the Dordogne River from Bordeaux’s eastern frontier commune of Sainte Foy la Grande. They grow varieties, both red and white, which are also grown in Bordeaux.
Pairings: The Terrement Rouge can be enjoyed in many ways. It can be great on its own, or if sipped with a bowl of olives. It is delicious with Wagyu beef, and has the stuffing to stand up to Parmesan and herb-crusted lamb chops.