It is the latest acquisition by Maison Sichel: at the beginning of 2020, the purchase of a vineyard the company knows well, as it was one of the “providers” for Bel Air, its wine production cellar. As the Château was put up for sale, there was a serious risk of losing a partner of such good quality.
There is a range of grape varieties that seems quite uncommon these days and yet it is so characteristic of Bordeaux in days gone by, with a proportion of Malbec that makes Château Daviaud quite a unique Bordeaux, closer to Côtes wines: 45% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec. A balance of grape varieties particularly well adjusted to the constraints of current weather conditions: a large percentage of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, reduces the proportion of Merlot.
Oenologists at Maison Sichel have carried out winemaking for Château Daviaud since the 2019 vintage, which will be the first to display a Maison Sichel label design.
The wine we seek to make at Château Daviaud differentiates itself more by its body than by its structure, in order to highlight the softness of fruit, the depth of spices and great fullness on the palate, while retaining a lot of delicacy.