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Chateau Phelan Segur 2021

Chateau Phelan Segur 2021

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Chateau Phelan Segur 2021

A concentrated and delicate Saint-Estephe wine

The estate

Proudly overlooking the Gironde estuary since the beginning of the 19th century, Chateau Phelan Segur’s vineyard is divided into four distinct plots, all located in the heart of the Saint-Estèphe appellation.

The vineyard

Chateau Phelan Segur is a Saint-Estèphe wine that stems from a 70-hectare vineyard. The vines are 35 years old on average and are poised on a clayey gravel terroir.

The vintage

The mild winter was punctuated by a period of frost which did not affect the chateau's vineyards, thanks to the natural protection of the estuary. Although the heavy rainfall in June combined with high temperatures favored a rapid vegetative development, it also led to strong mildew pressure. The summer season was marked by heatwaves (mid-July and mid-August) causing a certain amount of water stress, along with significant temperature variations and thus, the vineyard required further attention from the château's teams. Despite two days of rain, September was particularly mild. The shifting temperatures with cool nights were ideal for refining the ripening process. These unstable conditions had a strong impact on yields. The harvest was carried out from September 29th to October 13th and great attention was paid to the ripeness of each grape variety.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (75%)

Merlot (21%)

Petit Verdot (4%).

Chateau Phelan Segur 2021: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Color

This wine showcases a beautiful ruby red color with purple highlights.

Nose

Intense and complex, the nose reveals fruity, spicy and floral fragrances (roses).

Palate

Delicate and brilliant, the palate is seduced by this wine’s density, its concentration and its very fine tannins.

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