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 condi- tions.
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 per- fect 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