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We both agreed it is an excellent, well-made wine. Phelan is in Bordeaux but — in many ways — not of it. St Estephe, for a start, is always a far longer drive than you expect, some way beyond the manicured lawns and exotic weeping willows of Chateau Lafite, the furthest outpost of civilization for many.
And St Estephe seems different, somehow. Sleepy even by Bordeaux standards, the village seems barely populated even on a weekday afternoon. The handsome 19th century Chateau Phelan Segur and its vineyards sit high in St Estephe between two illustrious neighbours, Calon Segur to the northwest and Montrose to the southeast.
Its 70ha of vineland consists of gravelly alluvial deposits - sand and stones, on gentle slopes that offer some of the finest drainage in the region. And what stones they are — some of the Phelan plots would not be out of place in Chateauneuf du Pape.
Thierry Gardinier The quality of the soil is literally brought into relief at a point where Gardinier improved the lie of one vineyard by levelling it off, creating a terraced bank in which you can see a cross-section of the land.
It is nothing but vertical sand and stone a metre deep. We wanted to liquify some cash. They were both after that land, a well-placed source told me.
Gardinier considers it the jewel in the Phelan crown. Houissant is being husbanded with meticulous care. The rows were grassed over two years ago in order to reduce yield — at vines per hectare the vine density is lower than the 8,— vines per hectare on the rest of the property.
Phelan is a curious mixture. It belongs to no classification: Gardinier resigned the presidency of the Alliance des Cru Bourgeois in after withdrawing the chateau from the running.
We are a great name. We have more than years of history, and we have great terroir in a top appellation. The family is from Picardy; they made their money — lots of it — in fertiliser. They had moved into Champagne inbuying acres of hunting forest, planting vines, marrying into the Lanson family, acquiring Champagne Pommery and then selling the lot insnapping up Phelan, pretty much on its uppers at that stage, a few years later.
As soon as he took over Phelan he declassified three consecutive vintages and launched a multimillion dollar lawsuit into the bargain. The Gardinier holdings encompass an orange plantation in Florida which Stephane runs, the luxury hotel Chateau Les Crayeres in Reims, run by Laurent, and the Paris-based Taillevent group, which Thierry is in charge of.
Taillevent is a huge undertaking: So Gardinier himself spends a small proportion of his time in Bordeaux. The day to day running of the chateau is in the hands of managing director Veronique Dausse and chef de cave Fabrice Bacquey, who has just taken over from the veteran cellar master Alain Coculet.
Dausse is another outsider — she arrived in Bordeaux intending to buy an ice-cream business and found herself being interviewed by Gardinier and then offered the top job. In Bordeaux but not of it. The Fee aux Roses episode is telling. The Bordeaux way is to go down the scale, producing third and fourth wines.
Thierry has an endearing entrepreneurial streak that is more kitchen-table than Alan Sugar.
But beyond all that, above the statements, the flexing of the muscles, the general restlessness, is the high seriousness of the Phelan project. The watchword now is quality, at every level, and sparing no expense. There are a few of these huge machines around — Mouton uses one, as does Opus One.
You set your ideal parameters of grape shape and colour, and optic technology does the rest, at bewildering speed. Gardinier frowned at what looked like perfect grapes being spat out into the reject bin. It is ten times faster than hand-sorting which they still do on bunchesand far more accurate.
Now we have only the pure grapes. In a vertical you notice that marks a watershed. The is a magnificent wine, with a lovely taffeta nose, delicate sweet berry fruit, soft persistent tannins and juice-laden acids.
It is wonderful, understated, a very fine rather old-fashioned St Estephe. Then thewith its dryish length, is again in that lower register.DNA extraction from fruit is an easy experiment that makes a great demonstration for kids’ science fairs.
I ran a DNA extraction stall at Oxford’s Wow!How? family science fair a few years back. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos at the time but I had a lot of fun this .
Teacher Guide: What is DNA? DNA Extraction from Kiwifruit. Adapted from the Office of Biotechnology, Iowa State University. Introduction. DNA is present in . The picture below will illustrate the appearance of DNA: In addition to everything, doing this DNA kiwi extraction shows how simple it may be to extract DNA from a living organism which is very essential because DNA gives important information about a certain living organism.
Grade 9 science class, topic: DNA extraction using a Kiwii. Never a dull moment in Mr. Muller's class 😉. DNA Extraction from Kiwifruit Adapted from the office of Biotechnology, Iowa State University Introduction DNA is present in the cells of all living organisms.
This procedure is designed to extract DNA from kiwi in sufficient quantity to be seen and spooled. 14 Healthy Reasons to Eat Kiwi. tweet email. a Care2 favorite by Diana Herrington; About Diana; Protects from DNA Damage.
A study by Collins, Horska and Hotten showed that the unique combination of antioxidants in kiwi helps protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage. Some experts suggest this can help prevent cancer.