Château Phélan Ségur 2018

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.


 


“Rich and Power”


Harvest


from 24 September to 11 October 2018


Climatic conditions


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

summer drought.

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.


Blending


57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot.


Analysis


Degree : 14%vol – pH : 3,8


Tasting notes


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

finish.

Freshness, balance and great power characterise the vintage.


Château Phélan Ségur


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%

Cabernet Franc