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Semillon Ice Wine

Semillon Ice Wine Wine Details
Price: $17.99 per bottle

Description: We let these Semillon grapes freeze solid on the vine. We then harvested two days before Christmas and squeezed the sweet elixir out of those frozen little suckers! The result is an intensely sweet cornucopia of tropical fruit flavors including mango, banana, and passion fruit. Enjoy!

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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