What kind of wine is semillon?
Semillon deserves far greater respect than it’s been granted in the past. It’s a unique package – full-bodied like chardonnay, but with a taste that leans more towards sauv blanc and pinot gris.
What does semillon taste like?
Semillon is full-bodied yet fresh, and is often described as having a waxy texture – something that wine connoisseurs might describe as lanolin. It can be oaked, although unoaked semillon is far more popular.
Is semillon dry or sweet?
While semillon table wines are dry, the grape can also be used in syrupy sweet dessert wines, the best of which come out of the Riverina area of New South Wales.
Is semillon always blended with sauvignon blanc?
If you’re shopping for a white, grab a bottle of semillon, as well as a semillon sauv blanc blend. By tasting the two together you’ll better appreciate the unique experience offered by 100% semillon.