Perhaps not as highly regarded as it should be, this grape & its propensity for flirtation with noble rot has given us some of the best sweet wines in the world - Sauternes & Barsac. Aside from this, it is often blended with Savvy B which adds the zingy edge to its more rich, full body. However, for the good producers who treat it right & go it alone, Sem can give you a textured wine with layers of citrus, honey & herbaceous grassiness, that, in some cases can age remarkably well to show smokey, toasted notes. Oz is its new home away from home for this grape.
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