Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends are the biz

Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends are the biz

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (NZSB) = can of lilt; let’s wear Hawaiian shirts and get tropical. So if you’re more of a savoury lover and prefer green pepper over guava but you love the spritzy acidity of a NZSB, then Sauvignon blended with Semillon could be for you. 

It’s a white Bordeaux blend, meaning that Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are the two white grapes used in that region in France.

These two are a good team: like how Dolly takes the high parts and Kenny does the low bits in Islands In The Stream. Sauvignon adds the bright, flirty freshness but Semillon adds a smokiness, waxiness and weighty body to make it rounder and more complex. It creates a whole other style of wine away from the usual Sauvignon Blanc.

This Kelly Washington beauty is a biodynamic and organic wine from old vines in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough New Zealand. It’s actually cool as a cucumber for real, as it’s both refreshing and tastes a salad. It’s a small parcel available from Ake and Humphris in Harrogate. It’s sold out in most other UK retailers so grab it while you can. If you’re interested in trying it I’ll also be showing it on my upcoming online New World wine and cheese tasting in September. I flippin' love the stuff.


Have you tried any goodies? I'm always on the look out for new recomendations so drop me a line!

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