Maison Sichel unveils new £1.7m winery
Maison Sichel, a French producer of vines and wines, has unveiled a new £1.7m winery, after upgrading its existing Bel Air winery.
The new winery, which comprises a recycling zone, a water purification plant and a green roof designed to encourage biodiversity, allows the Bordeaux producer's capacity to increase by around 25%.
Maison Sichel managing director Allan Sichel told off licence news that being able to intervene and build relations with growers and then control every stage of vinification and aging is synonymous with added-value wines and stability of supply - and that is the key to the future of Bordeaux wines.
"Bel Air is now a fantastic tool to help us meet the demands of that future," Allan Sichel added.
The winery claims that it was the first négociant and producer in Bordeaux to build its own winery and also remains to be the only one of its kind in the region today.
The company exports wines to the UK, Canada, the US, Holland, Denmark, Japan, Costa Rica, Venezuela, the Czech Republic, Singapore, South Korea and Israel.