The year 2018 is marked by the arrival of Philippe VAN de VYVERE at the head of Château Phélan Ségur, and therefore of his first vintage as owner.
from 24 September to 11 October 2018
From April to June: Mild temperatures in April and hot in June. May was marked
by quite long rainy spells.
May and June: June was rather hot with rainfall 105 mm above the average for
the past 23 years at Phélan Ségur. There was very strong pressure from mildew,
which we were able to control without excessive spraying.
July to September Dry and hot. The clay-gravel of Saint-Estèphe had built up
water reserves in the subsoil during spring. This water was released during the
September to October: the storm on 6 September (80% of the month’s rainfall)
allowed us to avoid too much water stress and created ideal ripening conditions.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot.
Degree : 14%vol – pH : 3,8
Intense ruby red colour with purple reflections.
Pure nose with an incredible intensity, dominated by notes of red fruit at perfect ripeness.
Rich and harmonious attack, exceptional tannic structure, persistent and fleshy
Freshness, balance and great power characterise the vintage.
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%