Margaux

Expressive, ripe wine displaying all the finesse and elegance typical of the Margaux terroir.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 088156019770

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  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Composition:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • Winemaker Notes Ever since it set up an acquisitions office in Bordeaux in 1883, Maison Sichel has remained a family business first and foremost. Since that time, six generations of the Sichel family have succeeded one another at the company’s helm.It was Peter A. Sichel who breathed new life into Maison Sichel by moving the business to Gironde's capital city in 1961, enabling it to flourish and gain the international reputation which it enjoys today. Today, Allan, Charles, James, Benjamin and David continue the task of their ancestors, each in his own special field. They have undertaken the task of developing the company while remaining faithful to their father’s philosophy, with respect for quality and the authenticity of the different terroirs.
  • Tasting Notes Jammy red fruit aromas. Swirling brings out more oaky, toasty notes which blend harmoniously with the fruity aromas. The palate is generous but not capricious, expressive and underpinned by tannin of the highest quality.

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  • Vineyard Situated 25km from Bordeaux, the Margaux appellation covers five municipalities and is the only one in the Médoc where you find the entire, rich and vast range of wines, from the first to the fifth Grand Cru Classé.Margaux wines are particularly supple and refined. They are characterized by very elegant, fruity aromas, making them the benchmark for generous, sophisticated wines with soft ripe tannins.
  • Vinification When fully mature, the grapes are for the most part, hand picked. In the cellar, the grapes are crushed and destemmed and then put into fermenters. The harvest is heated to around 22 °C to allow a quick start to the fermentation. Twice a day, pumping over with aeration takes place in order to extract as much color and tannin as possible. When the alcoholic fermentation is over, the vats are maintained at a temperature around 30°C for 15 to 21 days. After the running off, the malolactic fermentation takes place in vats. A 6 to 8 months ageing in French oak barrels is done with racking every 4 weeks. The wines are fined and filtered before bottling.
  • Viticulture The vineyard area of Margaux is essentially based on the Garonne 's layers, made up of gravel and pebbles from the quaternary period. This soil, well protected from the oceanic winds by the forest benefits from the bracing winds from the Gironde estuary which tempers the climate. The soil's poorness, the gravel's permeability and the slightly sloping hillsides that provide a good drainage allow the vines to be deep rooted, providing the ideal conditions for top quality wines.
 

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