Semillon

Sémillon is a golden-skinned grape used to make dry and sweet white wines, mostly in France and Australia.
Posts about Semillon
  • Thanksgiving – A Perfect Time To Try New Wines

    …. From the Tuscan region of Montalcino is a silky-smooth blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the Luce della Vite Lucente 2011 ($23). A collaboration between the renown wineries of Robert Mondavi and Vittorio Frescobaldi it has vibrant red fruit flavors including berries and cherries combined with coffee, coconut and a pleasing earthiness with good…

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  • Winemaking in Ticino, Switzerland

    … of wine grapes planted in the region and the relative dominance of Merlot. Red Grapes White Grapes Merlot (85% of all plantings) Chardonnay (2.3%) Pinot Noir (1.5%) Chasselas Bondola (1.7%) Semillon Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc Cabernet Franc Kerner Gamaret Riesling x Sylvaner Garanoir Pinot Gris Ancellota Pinot Blanc Pinot x…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • A tasting of 1974 wines (and one 1944)

    Went to a very interesting tasting yesterday. It was a small private affair, held at the Restaurant at Wente, a chic place tucked into the southern foothills of the Livermore Valley. The subject of the tasting was 1974 Cabernet Sauvignon. Now, anyone familiar with the modern history of wine in California knows that that vintage was a very famous one.

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  • LCBO Vintages release – November 22, 2014 (WVN 205)

    …, crisp acid and layers of toast, lemon, green apple and chalky minerals. Why buy Champagne for your special toasts when you could buy this wine for half the price? Dry, sparkling wine – $25.95 per bottle South Africa, Stellenbosch – WO Stellenbosch Meerlust Rubicon 2008 Rubicon is an iconic Bordeaux blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet France…

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  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … know how far I will get, so let's see what happens. I am going to start in Northern Virginia and begin with 8 Chains North, that winery gets us: Sauvignon Blanc Traminette Vidal Blanc Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot Sauvignon Blanc That was an easy start, next over to Breaux Vineyards, where we can add: Chardonnay Seyval Blanc…

    CellarBlogin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Absolutely Cracking Wines From France

    … grapefruit and passion fruit flavours. Its dry, fresh and crisp. There are a huge number of dry Sauvignons (with or without Semillon and Muscadelle) from Bordeaux that I could have selected, this was just one of my favourites. From an estate I visited back in June. Wine Over £16 Chêne Bleu Astralabe, 2009, Ventoux (number 140) Waitrose Cellar around…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … it? The point is to create a wine that thoughtfully balances richness and substance with fresh brightness and crispness, a task this one does handily. The color is very pale gold; aromas of jasmine and lemongrass, lime peel and guava are wreathed with spiced pear and tangerine, touches of hay and dried thyme, and back-notes of limestone and flint…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Edgebaston The Berry Box White 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    … freshness of Sauvignon Blanc is the first thing you notice, but then there’s this woomph of fat peachy Viognier flesh, with Semillon chipping in with its waxy texture. Manages to be full in flavour but still perky and keen, keeps you coming back for more. S(-) Categorised in: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Stellenbosch, Video, Viognier, wine, Wine Education…

    Drinking Outside The Boxin Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Six delicious wines with some matched to the Crumbs recipes

    … wine and I am amazed at the bargain-priced discount. Drink it with the Traditional fish pie recipe and you will experience a rare and eminently affordable culinary nirvana. 2009 Tesco finest*, Dessert Semillon, New South Wales, Australia (£6.79, half bottle, Tesco). This sweetie is one of the most reliably stunning on the shelves year in, year out…

    Matthew Jukesin Malbec Chardonnay- 2 readers -
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