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Sémillon

Pronounced: Sem-ee-yon

This thin-skinned white grape is particularly susceptible to botrytis and is the majority grape in Sauternes and Barsac sweet wines - where it is blended 4:1 with Sauvignon Blanc (and a small proportion of Muscadelle).

It also produces dry wines in Graves (Bordeaux, France), Hunter Valley (Australia), South Africa. The dry wines are produced using grapes that have been picked very early so as not to be sweet.

Sémillon wines are rich, full-bodied, with flavours including figs and citrus fruits.

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