Sichel Médoc

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 088156019787

  • Vintage 2010
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Composition:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, 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 Still youthful in color, displaying an intense garnet hue with just a hint of brick at rim. The nose is elegantly oaked, displaying both generosity and classical restraint, with a complex array of fruity, spicy and earthy notes.The palate reveals intensely powerful extract over a spicy base, the oak playing its role perfectly. This high-end Médoc will be at its best after a few years' bottle-ageing and will drink nicely from 2013; a great bottle to open over an informal meal with friends.
  • Vinification Harvesting is done by hand at optimum maturity. The grapes are sorted and destemmed and then vatted in stainless steel vats. During the alcoholic fermentation, the temperature is maintained at 30-32°C and the must pumped over daily to extract the tannins and ensure a robust structure. Following post-fermentation aceration lasting 10 to 20 days, the wine is racked off and the solids pressed. Once the malolactic fermentation is completed, the wines are blended and aged in vats for 12-18 months, during which they are racked off at regular intervals. The wines are fined and then filtered before bottling.
  • Viticulture Created by the action of water, the Médoc is made up entirely of sedimentary soil. Some 50 million years ago, the Aquitaine basin was one vast tropical sea. Over time, water movement brought substantial amounts of sedimentary deposits, building up layers of alluvial gravel and forming the land we know as the Médoc. Simply by tapping into this fabulous treasure, the vines are able to produce wines with distinctive and exceptional character and quality.
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