A wine that is typical of its appellation.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 088156019763

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  • Vintage 2010
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Composition:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Winemaker Notes The first Bordeaux wine merchant to create its own winemaking facility back in 1967, ever since that date Maison Sichel has been buying grapes from growers for vinification by its own means. This is a deliberate policy which gives us control over the product at each stage of its transformation so as to guarantee top-notch quality. On the strength of its experience, Maison Sichel has been producing wines which correspond exactly to its customers’ expectations. This dual knowledge of both the product and the market has led Maison Sichel quite naturally to develop and distribute its own range of wines to an ever more demanding customer base. The Sichel range therefore offers a large choice of wines from different ppellations, all corresponding to precise quality criteria. The Bordeaux and Graves in the range are produced at Cave Bel Air, the Margaux and Bordeaux Supérieur come from their own estates, and the wines from the other appellations are made from selected batches of grapes which Maison Sichel buys from its partner grower.
  • Tasting Notes Elegant nose that exudes aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, cherry, and coffee with delicately spicy notes. The palate is magnificently rounded and smooth, revealing strong tannins wrapped in chewy extract.

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  • Vineyard The Sichel range offers the consumer wines that are vinified with the highest levels of competence, selected with severity representative of the label of origin and which remain affordable. They are quality wines produced to bring guaranteed pleasure.
  • Vinification The vines are carefully tended throughout the year to ensure a quality harvest – monitoring of the vigor of the vines, severe pruning, appropriate trellising, integrated pest treatments. Each block is checked individually for optimum maturity. The juice is fermented in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. The wine is run off after two weeks’ maceration and the skins pressed in a pneumatic press. After blending, the wines are vat-aged for 12 months, during which time they are racked off every 2 months. Before bottling, the wines are fined and then powder-filtered.
  • Viticulture The type of terrain varies widely from plot to plot, with dry gravel, clay and gravel/clay and sand.

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