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Semillon Wine Details
Price: $16.90 per bottle

Description: This beautifully complex wine abounds with herbaceous and fruity aromas. Look also for a hint of gooseberry. The palate is reminiscent of a sauvignon blanc and has great texture and mouthfeel. Good acidity ensures a crisp, long finish, an excellent match with all types of seafood. The 2004 Semillon won a gold medal at the All Canadian Wine Awards. All the grapes for this delicious white wine were grown here on the beautiful Naramata Bench.

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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