Once upon a time in wineland . . .

All good stories have an unsung hero and in this fairytale, semillon reveals itself to be a worthy Cinderella

17th September, 2017
Harvesting semillon: the white grape combined with sauvignon blanc creates a full-bodied wine

Semillon: the white wine world’s Cinderella? In this re-telling of the fairytale, the two ugly sisters are sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, and the hardworking, hidden treasure in the engine room of the great estate is called semillon. Semillon often used to be found printed on labels or in books with an accent on its e, but for 20 years now, it has gone out into the world with its head uncovered. Although as a wine...

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