Château Phélan Ségur is situated in the heart of the Saint Estephe appellation. Its shows all the characteristics of a Grand Cru originating from that area: Fruit, silky tannins and perfect structure. Let’s discover together this great Bordeaux wine.
The Château Phélan Ségur originates from two properties bought in 1805 and 1810 by an Irish wine merchant, Bernard O’Phelan: Clos Garramey and Domaine de Ségur de Cabanac. After the acquisition, Bernard merged both properties and renamed them Domaine de Ségur de Cabanac. The actual name Château Phélan Ségur was given to the property at the beginning of the XXth century.
In 1985, the Château was bought by the Gardinier Family that has managed to make of Phélan Ségur one of the most sought for Saint-Estèphe wines.
A typical Saint Estephe vineyard
The 70 hectare vineyard of Château Phélan Ségur is divided in 4 main plots that spread on the top and sides of the Saint Estephe plateau. Its typical Saint Estephe grave and clay soil allows the Médoc main grapes variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, to grow in perfect conditions.
It is important to notice that, on top of the traditional grapes varieties we encounter in Médoc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the Château Phélan Ségur vineyard is also planted with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Those two grapes varieties only represent 1.5% of the vineyard but give to the Phélan Ségur wine its distinctive delicate taste
A wine Philosophy
This impressive result is due to the choice that the Gardinier family has made to go beyond the traditional wine making methods. They talk about “wine philosophy” to describe the way they conduct the Château. And one must admit that, in each bottle we feel the heritage of the past, the freshness of today and the strength of tomorrow. That is why; the wines from Château Phélan Ségur will be enjoyed today, in a few years or in a few decades.