Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

When you think of Sauvignon Blanc, one of the first things that comes to mind is a white wine with very high acidity and fruit flavours. But what if instead, you're served a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc? 

What is a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc?

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a light, fruity wine made from a blend of Sauvignon blanc and Semillon grapes. Semillon wines are typically dry and have a pale yellow colour. They are often enjoyed with salads or light fare.

History and tasting notes

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a varietal of Sauvignon Blanc that is made in the Loire Valley of France. Semillon can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century, but it didn't gain widespread popularity until the 1990s. Semillon Sauvignon Blanc has a fruity and floral flavour that is perfect for light-bodied wines. It pairs well with food flavours like salmon or prosciutto.

How to serve the Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed both cold and warm. Here are some tips for serving this light, fruity wine: 

  • To enjoy Semillon Sauvignon Blanc chilled, pour it into a goblet or wine glass. Add a few ice cubes if you want to make it more refreshing.
  • If you're looking for a warmer alternative to drink Semillon Sauvignon Blanc with, try pairing it with some chicken or meat dishes. It goes great with barbecued chicken, lamb, pork, or fish. Just be sure to choose cuts that are not too fatty so the wine won't overpower the dish.
  • Another way to enjoy Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is by using it in cocktails. Try mixing it with fruit juices or sparkling wines for a refreshing drink.