Véronique Dausse is a sunny personality and her
enthusiasm is contagious; she has thrown herself body and soul into Philippe
Van de Vyvere's ambitious project. She is, therefore, cruelly disappointed to
be unable to open the estate's doors to Phélan Ségur's devotees and associates,
in this spring season turned upside down by the pandemic, "and at just the point
when we are doing such wonderful things!" It's a heart-breaking predicament for
this estate, which has a proud tradition of offering guests the warmest welcome
- a tradition that the owner has every intention of maintaining.
With this aim, he has called on the Flemish interior designer and antiquarian Axel Vervoordt and the English landscape gardener Tom Stuart Smith to restore Phélan Ségur. The works are almost finished. Special care has been devoted to reception areas such as the 'Irish Room' which features a collection of 19th-century porcelain from the Gien pottery works, featuring the Phélan monogram. There is water in the pond at the far end of the park - a couple of white swans have already chosen to make their home here - and around a hundred trees have been planted opposite the château.
The 2019 is a generous wine, with exceptionally powerful tannins reinforced by a liquid of rare concentration - an obvious candidate for the elite club composed of the 2009, 2010 and 2018 vintages