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Semillon Wine Details
Price: $8.99 per bottle

Description: “Semillon is one of the traditional Washington state varieties. This is an elegant wine that delivers aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew melon, fig with a hint of nutmeg spice. We added a touch of Sauvignon Blanc to give the wine a crisp, refreshing quality and complement the natural richness of Semillon.” -Bob Bertheau, Winemaker

Varietal Definition
A thin skinned grape producing wines of high extract and flavour but soft acidity. In France it combines with Sauvignon Blanc to make the white wines of Bordeaux, most notably the sweet dessert wines of Sauternes and Barsac. Its thin skin leaves it susceptible to the fungus botrytis* the much sought after 'noble rot' in these sweet wine regions. As a varietal it has fared best in Australia, notably the Hunter Valley, where it produces well-rounded wines with lots of tropical fruits and honeyed tones. Here too it is blended with Chardonnay and oak aged to give an added dimension.


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