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Sirius Bordeaux Sauvignon Sémillon 2013 Wine Review

Sirius Bordeaux Sauvignon Sémillon 2013

Sirius  Bordeaux Sauvignon Sémillon 2013

Bordeaux A.O.C., France

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $17.00

Drink: 2014-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Sirius

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Reviews and Ratings

Anthony Hillman - WSET ADV rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Strong youthful aromas of gooseberry and lemon fruit and attractive floral and mineral overtones. Dry, fresh and medium bodied, with fruit flavours of grapefruit and white peach, and a smooth lengthy finish. Very pleasing to drink within the next year or two on its own or pair with fish and seafood with creamy sauces.

50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon (from Back Label)

Extracts from the Maison Sichel Product Description:

TERROIR: The vineyards, on mainly clay-limestone soils, are located along the banks
of the Garonne river.
WINEMAKING/MATURING: Harvesting is done by machine, once the grapes have reached optimum maturity. The Sémillons are pressed immediately, while the Sauvignons go
through skin-maceration. All pre-fermentation processes are carried out
under inert gas to protect the berries and the musts from oxidisation. Once
the musts have been cleaned (each variety is vinified separately), they are
fermented in new oak barrels and then left on full lees, which are stirred 2
or 3 times a week. Regular tasting determines the moment when the wines
are racked off to eliminate the heavy deposit. Racking complete, the
wines go into barrel for a further 2 or 3 months. During this period, (fine) lees
stirring is done once a week to add richness and complexity. Blending
takes place in vat to achieve a balanced, aromatic, white wine. Before
bottling, the final Sirius blend is fined and chilled down to stablise it and
prevent any formation of deposit

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