At the end of the 1960s, the Sichel Family firmly established itself in the southern part of the Côtes de Bordeaux area, by setting up the Bel Air cellar in the village of Saint-Maixant. At that time, it became the first Bordeaux wine merchant to possess its own winemaking cellar.
Unceasingly striving to improve procedures, infrastructures and wines made in its cellar, the Sichel Family stepped up its presence near Langon by purchasing, in 2002, Château Argadens (40 hectares), in Saint André du Bois.
At the start of 2020, the Sichel Family took control of Château DAVIAUD, a property it knew well. In fact, part of the estate figured among the “providers” for the Bel Air cellar. Since the Château had been put up for sale, there was a considerable risk of losing a partner of good quality. By buying the entire vineyard and its infrastructures, the Sichel Family consolidated its production hub and added a new property to its range.
The wine’s colour is strong, but not excessively so and lets us perceive a refined style, already displaying the large proportion of Cabernet Franc in the blend. The nose is expressive on notes of fruit and lots of spice; it reveals ripeness and is very fresh. On the palate, this wine is charming, with surprising fullness, smoothness and also a lot of depth.
Ready to drink from 2020 and, in our opinion, between now and 2025.