The Sémillon, a grape variety selected by Delices and Gourmandises

Semillon grapes delices gourmandises

The Sémillon is the best grape variety of the Sauternes area. It comes from the Aquitaine region and gives famous sweet and liqueurs wines which some are proposed in Delices and Gourmandises catalog.

A great grape variety in Delices and Gourmandises cellar

Nowadays, the Semillon is mainly concentrated in the Bordeaux and Bergerac region. But it is also cultivated in several foreign countries as Chile where the surfaces planted with it is almost twice as big as the Semillon vineyard in France.

It is one of the most productive grape varieties but it chooses its soil. It appreciates the hillsides and do not support much the heat. It grows well under the summer sun and likes humidity. That’s why the France’s south-west climate well suits it.

Sensitive to the black rot and the grey decay, the Sémillon made these defaults an advantage. Botrytis Cinerea, a noble decay made this grape variety one of the most used to make great sweet wine. It is this sweetness that has seduced Delices and Gourmandises.

The Sémillon can also give good dry white wines that get better when there are kept in barrel. This grape variety brings roundness and richness to the wines. Its most appreciate aromas are honey, nuts and acacia flowers.

Delices and Gourmandises proposes two white wines made with Semillon

Semillon wines delices gourmandises

The Sémillon is usually mixed with other grapes variety to make wines. Combined with Sauvignon and Muscadelle, the Sémillon gives a delicious sweet Côtes de Bergerac, an AOC wine that reminds the beautiful autumn colors and is best served when fresh. Delices and Gourmandises also proposes the Buzet Tradition Blanc, a classic mix of Semillon and Sauvignon that is particularly recommended for aperitif. This AOC wine must be served at a temperature between 8°C and 10°C, and will perfectly accompany French cheese.

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