Sichel Sauternes


This is a declassified wine from a top Chateau in Sauternes…shhh, they dont want you to know their name! or…just keep reading

Maison Sichel is a Bordeaux based, family owned and run negociant of six generations. The Sichel family have been a sugnificant prescence in Bordeaux since 1883 and have continued to expand operations by purchasing several properties in Bordeaux including Chateau Angludet and Chateau Argaden. The Sichel family also joined with three other family in 1938 to purchase the now legendary Chateau Palmer. Maison Sichel continued to expand their operations outside of Bordeaux with Chateau Trillol in Corbieres and have several high quality own label wines such as the Sichel Sauternes and the Sichel Margaux.

The Sichekl Vineyards are situated some 40 kilometers south east of Bordeaux, between the Garonne river and the Landes forest to the south. A blend of 80% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle from 50 year old vines where Botrytis is encouraged to dehydrate the grapes. This Sauterne has been aged for 10 to 12 months.




Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Gold
Nose Remarkable complexity with aromas of ripe apricots, pineapple, mango and honey
Palate Smooth, rich and refined liquor instantly invades the palate with a great
freshness. This is delicious and is undoubtedly a rich and subtle wine from great origin

Fact Sheet

Size 37.5 cl
Grape Variety Muscadelle, Sauvignon, Sémillon
Alcohol % 13%
Style Fortified/Dessert Wine
Estate/Producer Sichel
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Vintage 2020
Vinification Harvesting is by hand and is done several times. 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. Once at the vat house, the
grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless steel vats, in which the temperature is not allowed to exceed
22C. The alcoholic fermentation is interrupted by mutilation with SO2 and by cooling when the optimal
organoleptic balance is reached. The wine is aged in vats and barrels for a period of 10 to 12 months.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Great age potential


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