Sichel Sauternes 375ml (375ml)
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Owned and operated by the four Sichel brothers and one of the brother’s two sons, Maison Sichel dates as far back as 1883 where the family moved from Britain to Bordeaux and set up their office; the original location at 19 Quai de Bacalan is where their current headquarters still sits today. Back then, Sichel was more concerned with procuring wines for places like Mainz, London, and New York, operating as a wine merchant but fast forward a couple of decades and the 20th century sees the family acquiring Châteaus all over France such as Château Angludet, Château Argadens, and now-famous Château Palmer- beginning the journey of wine merchants to winemakers. With expansion to China via the opening of another sales office in 2008, Maison Sichel has certainly made a name for themselves in the winemaking business.
In the glass, a golden hue with a bouquet of complex aromas reminiscent of honey, candied citrus fruit, and notes of acacia flowers. On the palate, soft and silky that’s both delicate and fresh- the finish is long and pleasant.
Made from 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes are harvested by hand and several passes are made; each time the pickers go through the vines, they take only the over-ripe or rotted grapes to get the maximum sugar and Botrytis character. From there, the grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless steel vats, with temperatures not exceeding 22o degrees C. Fermentation is interrupted by the addition of SO2 and by cooling; aged in vats and barrels for a period of 10 to 12 months.