The must is fermented for 20 days on the lees at 82-86 degrees F in stainless steel tanks and is then fined using egg whites. The wine ages 12 months in oak barrels with 30 to 40% new barrels each year. Color Deep purple Bouquet Classic aromas of ripe cassis, fruit and black currant. Taste Tannins mingle beautifully with ripe fruit, leading to a long and lingering finish. Alcohol 12.5% Serving Suggestions Enjoy with red meat, game and hard cheeses.
Frank Phelan is the second label from Ch. Phelan-Segur. Once the prized estate of the Count of Segur, who also owned Chateaux Lafite and Latour, this splendid early 10th century chateau was acquired in the first half of the 19th century by Frank Phelan, an Irish businessman and mayor of Saint-Estephe. read more...The estate is now owned by the dynamic Gardinier family. Production Area Saint Estephe Grape Varieties 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30%, Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc Vinification Grapes are harvested manually.