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Semillon Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: Bronze medal - 2006 Denver International Wine Competition. A rugged terroir yields an elegant Semillon true to its origin on the steep, well-drained basalt slopes of Stillwater Creek Vineyard, this classic Semillon features lilting herb and fig notes as a perfect compliment to its structured, crisp acidity. Barrel-fermentation has created a delightful, creamy finish that meanders across the pallet, inviting leisurely sipping.

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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