Semillon is an exceptionally - beautiful grape variety because it is golden - skinned. As this variety is very easy to grow and harvest, at one time it used to be the most planted grape variety in the world. The fruit is thick - skinned and showcases autumnal colours but sometimes it can also present pink or copper - hued berries during the harvest season. Upon vinification, this grape usually produces wines on a little sweet side with excellent silken texture owed to glycerol and sugar concentration. Because the Semillon grape variety has a low acidic level, it is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc wine so that the weight can be balanced and a well - rounded and graceful white wine blend can be created. Semillon wines display lemon, pear, apple, peach, mango and yellow grapefruit flavours on the palate while the nose exhibits fragrances of hay, saffron, honey, ginger, lanolin etc. with supporting oak characters of cream, popcorn and butter.