Sémillon (seh-mi-yon) is a golden-skinned grape used to make dry and sweet white wines, largely in France and Australia. This wine is full bodied with flavours closer to Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc and is used as a blending wine in white Bordeaux. The predominant fruit flavours in Sémillon are lemon, apple, pear and green papaya.
The texture of Sémillon is described as waxy and depending on where the grapes are grown, can range from being zesty and palate cleansing to rich, creamy and lemon flavoured. Food pairings: seafood, especially shellfish, pork, veal, chicken, game birds or dishes with cream sauces. Cheese, hard and soft is a great pairing for Sauternes or other sweet wines, especially blue cheese.