Semillon is a white wine grape from France. It was the most widely planted grape in Bordeaux, however it has been transplanted to many parts of the world. The vine is very vigorous, resistant to most diseases, mildews and rot. The wine is low in acidity with scents of peaches, figs, and mangoes.
Sémillon is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc in both dry versions and sweet versions affected by Botrytis Vinifera, or Noble Rot. From Graves (Pessac-Léognan) region of Bordeaux, Sémillon spread to South Africa and Australia where it was once the most important white varietal of these countries. Today Sémillon still plays its role in Bordeaux where it can acheive excellence in both dry versions and the Botrytis examples from Sauternes which are some of the greatest and longest-lived sweet wines in the world.