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Convivio Semillon

Convivio Semillon Wine Details
Price: $8.00 per bottle

Description: Our Convivio Semillon comes from an ideal dry-farmed block owned by the Osborne family just north of our vineyard estate in Alexander Valley. With careful tending before and during September's hot spells these old head-pruned vines can yield outstanding fruit with complex flavors and aromas. 2003 was an excellent vintage for this Bordeaux variety giving us extra-concentrated fruit characteristics of ripe pear, apple and fig. Known for its unctuous, full-flavored mouth-feel and long finish this Semillon will not disappoint you—neither will its price!

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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