List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Sémillon

Learn about Sémillon — taste profile, popular regions and more …

undefined, null

An unassuming but noble variety, Sémillon is capable of producing wines with considerable structure, depth, length, and potential to improve for several decades. It is the perfect partner to the vivdly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc; the two are most commonly found blended in their home region of Bordeaux. Sémillon especially shines in Sauternes, one of the world’s greatest sweet wines, with highly concentrated flavors of honey and dried apricots. While Sémillon is not hugely popular in the rest of the wine world, it enjoys great success in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it can produce elegant, complex dry wines with aging potential.

Tasting Notes for Sémillon

Sémillon makes a dry or sweet white wine with a smooth texture and significant palate weight. In youthful dry wines, it expresses subtle aromas of lemon, green apple, pear and stone fruit. Aged or sweet Sémillon wines show more complex characters of lanolin, beeswax, honeysuckle, ginger, saffron, vanilla or toast.

Perfect Food Pairings for Sémillon

Thanks to its moderate acidity, this fairly full-bodied wine can stand up to pretty boldly flavored food. Think lightly spiced Asian or Indian white meat or fish dishes, or anything with cinnamon, clove, or star anise. It’s also great with autumnal vegetables like kabocha squash, yam or potato. Botrytised Sémillon, as in Sauternes, is a perfectly decadent pairing with foie gras.

Sommelier Secrets for Sémillon

Sémillon was once the most common variety in South Africa—so common, in fact, that in 1822, when 93% of the country’s vineyard area was planted with it, it was simply referred to as Wyndruif, or “wine grape.”

Filter by
5 Items
5 Items
  • Happs Semillon 2012  Front Label
    Happs Semillon 2012
    Semillon from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $16.98
      Try the
      19
      16 98
      Save $2.02 (11%)
    • Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon 2012 Front Label
      Brokenwood Hunter Valley Semillon 2012
      Semillon from Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $22.99
        Try the
        22 99
        22 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Tim Adams Semillon 2012 Front Label
        Tim Adams Semillon 2012
        Semillon from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $10.99
          Try the
          10 99
          10 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon 2012 Front Label
          Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon 2012
          Semillon from Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
          • JS94
          • WS90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $59.98
          Try the
          85
          59 98
          Save $25.02 (29%)
        • Tyrrell's HVD Semillon 2012  Front Label
          Tyrrell's HVD Semillon 2012
          Semillon from Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
          • JS90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $49.99
          Try the
          49 99
          49 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

        Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
        Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

        It's easy to make the switch.
        Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

        Yes, Update Now
        Cheers to You!

        New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

        New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

        There was an error redeeming your code.

        *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 9/30/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

        Search for ""

        Processing Your Order...