Maison Sichel reports 21% uplift in value
Bordeaux-based producer and négociant Maison Sichel has reported a 21% value growth for 2012, making it the company’s second best year since it was established in 1883.
There has been a balance of growth across all markets with no one region outperforming the other. Europe is still the strongest market, and the US and Canada performed well alongside Asia and China.
Wines which performed particularly well in 2012 were Château Trillol, from the company’s property in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Sichel’s Bordeaux Supérieur estate, Château Argadens, and its flagship brand, Sirius, whose sales increased by a sizeable 11.2%, with its best markets being Japan and Canada.
Export director Charles Sichel said: “Given the state of the global economy, our results for 2012 were very positive. We have been working to maintain our strengths in all markets around the world, not just responding to growth opportunities in countries like China, which still remains a complex market to do business in, despite demand.”
Maison Sichel exports more that 75% of its wines, with the UK accounting for approximately 30%.