"The nose is very expressive, a wine that is both ripe and very fresh. Notes of fruit and lots of spices. On the palate it has ripe tones of red fruit, balanced by delicate acidity which provides a lift of freshness and purity. The wine is vat aged for a few months (no oak) and can be enjoyed as soon as it is bottled and over the 5 to 6 years that follow.
The wine we produce 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."
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 winery 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 as it was among the historic and original “grape providers” for the Bel Air winery. As the Château was put up for sale, there was a serious risk of losing a partner of such good quality.
Though classic for Bordeaux a century or two ago, the property benefits from what could be considered today as an atypical mix of grape varieties with an interesting proportion of Malbec which makes Château Daviaud special, closer to Côtes-de-Bordeaux 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. Malbec produces well-coloured, fragrant and tannic wines, suitable for ageing.