Château Phélan Ségur
was founded in the early 19th century by Bernard Phélan, an Irish négociant who had settled in Bordeaux and who gave the property the first half of its name. He then expanded the estate with the acquisition of Clos de Garamey in Saint-Estèphe, in 1805, and of Domaine Ségur de Cabanac, which gave the current property the second half of its name, in 1810. In 1985 the Dedon family sold Château Phélan Ségur to Xavier Gardinier, who now runs it with the help of his three sons, Thierry, Stéphane, and Laurent.
The vineyards of Château Phélan Ségur stretch over the eastern part of the village of Saint-Estèphe, covering 90 hectares (222 acres) on a soil of smoothed stones and gravel covered in clayey sand over limestone bedrock. The harvest is manual, and the wine is a blend of 47% Merlot, 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The vines are worked according to lutte raisonnée, and the grapes are sorted in the vineyard and again in the winery. After an élevage of 14 to 18 months, all of this meticulous work yields an exceptional wine that is known and loved by oenophiles.
In 1986, Château Phélan Ségur debuted two second-label Saint-Estèphes: Frank Phélan and La Croix Bonis, the latter being primarily Cabernet Sauvignon.
More informations on the website Phélan Ségur