Sémillon is a golden-thin-skinned grape variety native to Bordeaux. Right up to the end of the 1960s, Sémillon represented the most cultivated white-berried grape in Bordeaux. Now it’s commonly also grown in Australia and South Africa. Sémillon is used to make both dry and sweet white wines with low acidic and tannin levels. In fact, the Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend is an Australia-wide summer staple at BBQs and picnics thanks to the lightness of the wine and the balance of the Sauvignon Blanc acidity with the Sémillon grape’s low aromatic qualities.
On its own (and away from those Aussie barbies) cheese, creamy sauces, white meat dishes including fish and spicy Asian flavours pair well with Sémillon wines.