Semillon

Description: Not very widely planted, often used for blending and making sweet wines. Also apt for barrel fermentation and ageing. 

Origin: Bordeaux

Hectares: 846 ha

Requirements: Cool climate with sunshine during the day. Gravelly clayish soils.

Tasting notes: 

Colour: From yellow gold to old gold

Aromas: Typically honey tones, red apple, pears, apricots and vanilla.

Palate: Dry, lemons, apples, pears, apricot grass vanilla tones.

Pairing: The dry aromatic flavours of Gewürztraminer are a great accompaniment to: 

  • Fish
  • Shell fish
  • Japanese food.

Wine Source suggests:

Machas a la parmesana

Crab salad with ginger and orange peel

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