Deeply colored with crimson tints. Expressive nose of fruit, spices and Mediterranean herbs, followed by notes of tobacco and wood. Ample and silky entry with a full mid-palate and a finish marked by soft fruit and pepper.
High in the hills of the Corbieres at an altitude of 1,300 feet in a stunning corner of south west France, Chateau Trillol has been in the Sichel family since 1990. They have since expanded their holdings to reconstitute the historic property’s vineyard and the wines have subsequently gained in depth, intensity and freshness.
|Grenache, Syrah and Carignan with an average age of 35 years comes from two distinct terroirs – the silica-rich Terror de Termenes high in the hills and the Terroir de Qeribus in the valley surrounding the village. The grapes are destemmed and fermented for 6-8 days followed by 30-40 days of maceration with daily pumpovers. Aged 12 months in 2-5 year old French oak.
|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.
Allan’s eldest son, Alexander Sichel joined the company’s sales team in September 2012 to do his bit in developing the Sichel brand. The future of this family company is assured…