Sémillon, Lock & Worth Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan, BC, 2017, 12.4% abv.

Sémillon is usually paired with other white grapes, most especially Sauvignon Blanc as in the classic white wine of Bordeaux.  However, this is a 100% Sémillon version from vines planted in 1993 near Kelowna, BC in Canada’s Okanagan region.

Unfiltered and unfined, fermented using native, ambient yeast, and pressed in whole clusters, it spent six months sleeping in neutral oak prior to bottling.

Ever so slightly cloudy because it’s unfiltered and unfined, this delicate wine is pale lemon with aromas of lemon curd, Granny Smith apple, a gravelly minerality, and light lanolin*.

The palate is dry with mouth-watering, ‘take another sip’ acidity.  Flavours of lemon peel, bergamot, white tree blossom, and yellow grapefruit on the rocks show through, with a drop of clover honey on the back end when it warms.

It’s a versatile bottle of white that is guaranteed to go with virtually any of your salads, fish, chicken, pasta or egg dishes.

First class – a classic white wine.

*opened May 2020

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