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Sémillon Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 Sémillon is a sophisticated mix of pineapple, ripe pear, a hint of citrus, honeydew melon and mineral flavors. Intensely rich and creamy, it finishes with a lively acidity, giving the wine a beautiful balance We carefully hand-harvested our 2004 Sémillon grapes, then gently whole-cluster pressed, settled, and barrel-fermented in 100% used French Oak and aged sur lie with minimal stirring for 7 months prior to bottling.

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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