Winery to Watch 2015

St-Estèphe, France: Château Calon-Ségur

From 1894 to 2012, the Gasqueton family preserved Château Calon-Ségur’s identity with sobriety and elegance. Today, châteaux Calon-Ségur and Capbern Gasqueton are owned by the Suravenir company, subsidiary of the banking group Crédit Mutuel Arkéa headed by Jean-Pierre Denis. Laurent Dufau manages the estate, while Vincent Millet, the technical director in charge of the vineyards and the wine, came to Calon nine years ago from Château Margaux. Calon is the same 136 acres deemed a troisième cru classé in 1855, a contiguous walled vineyard bordering the town of St-Estèphe. One of the great terroirs of the Médoc, now undergoing extensive renovations, it will be fascinating to see what Calon produces in the years to come.