2017 was marked by the episode of spring frost in the Bordeaux vineyards which spared our vineyard. 2017 is a wine characterized by the high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and the integration of Cabernet Franc in its blend.
from 14th of September to the 4th of October 2017
April: thanks to our terroir, our proximity to the Gironde estuary and our plots
located on mounds, frost event on April 27-28-29 spared the east of the Saint
Estèphe Appellation and so Château Phélan Ségur .
May and June: above-average mild and rainfall.
July and August: the early veraison provided very good conditions for ripening
and for breaking down the pyrazines. The absence of vegetal character allows
fine aromatic expression in the grapes.
September and October: cool September with significant rainfall in the first half
of the month. October dry on the first decade.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Degree : 13%vol – pH : 3,74
Ruby red dress with purple highlights.
A great intensity nose with aromas of very ripe black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberries) in perfect harmony with discreet toasted and buttery notes.
In the mouth, the tasty texture provides immense pleasure and recalls a perfect
maturity in an early vintage.
A “classic” Médoc style with racy tannins and a structure revealing elegance in
attack, smoothness in the middle of the mouth and power at the end of the
Owner: Philippe Van de Vyvere
General Director : Véronique Dausse
Vineyard Manager : Luc Peyronnet
Wine Cellar Master : Fabrice Bacquey
Consultants: Michel Rolland, Julien Viaud
Vineyard : 70 ha
Average age of the vineyard: 35 years old
Density of plantation: 10.000 vines/ha
Grape varieties: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 1.5% Petit Verdot, 1.5%