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Best Semillon Wine

Semillon has a rich, voluptuous, waxy almost fat texture but low acidity, which is why it's often blended with zesty Sauvignon Blanc.

Semillon is a vigorous vine but a thin-skinned grape so it's susceptible to sunburn and raising. It resists most diseases, except rot, both the bad kind (Gray Rot) that destroys the grapes and the good kind (Noble Rot or botrytis) that shrivels the grapes to raisins, concentrating their flavors to create some of the world's most famous and expensive dessert wines.

For Château d'Yquem, generally a blend of 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, pickers pass through the vineyards ten times or more during the harvest to select only the bunches affected by botrytis. Other exquisite sweet wines in the Bordeaux regions of Sauternes and Barsac are made from this blend as are the dry styles of Graves, such as the renowned Domaine de Chevalier.

My reviews of these Semillon white wines are updated weekly. These Semillon white wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Semillon wine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Semillon in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.

Black Hills Estate Winery Alibi Sauvignon / Blanc Sémillon 2016
Black Hills Estate Winery Alibi Sauvignon / Blanc Sémillon 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2016‐2019

 

BC: 129114  Check Stock

Stella Bella Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Stella Bella Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 48546  Check Stock

Brokenwood Maxwell Semillon 2007
Brokenwood Maxwell Semillon 2007

Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Alcohol: 11.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2020

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

 

LCBO: 371484  Check Stock

Trapiche Astica Sauvignon Semillon 2017
Trapiche Astica Sauvignon Semillon 2017

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2017‐2019

 

LCBO: 359083  5345 in stock

BC: 359083  Check Stock

Château Haut Selve Sca Des Châteaux Branda Et Cadillac Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc  Sauvignon Gris 2007
Château Haut Selve Sca Des Châteaux Branda Et Cadillac Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Gris 2007

A.C., Graves, Bordeaux, France

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 682369  Check Stock


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Semillon

Other regions notable for Semillon include Chile, where more vines are planted than anywhere else on earth, and Australia, especially in the Hunter Valley.

Signature aromas include fig, lemon, pear, lime, nectarine, saffron, bell pepper, asparagus and grass.

Oak aging and malolactic fermentation add notes of lanolin, vanilla, buttered toast, cream, smoke and oak.

Dessert styles also have notes of honey, apricot, lemon curd, meringue, quince, peach and pineapple.

Food matches for dry styles of Semillon include nuts, smoked salmon, shellfish, seafood, antipasti, poultry, pasta.

Dessert styles go well with foie gras, cheeses, angel food cake, biscotti, bread & butter pudding, coffee cake, creme brulee, fruit tarts, treacle pudding and fruit cobbler.

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