Definition of Sémillon in English:


Syllabification: Sé·mi·llon
Pronunciation: /ˌsemēlˈyän


1A variety of white wine grape grown in France and elsewhere.
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  • Three grape varieties are planted: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle.
  • An essential white grape of Bordeaux, Sémillon is a golden-berried goddess, producing some of the longest-lasting white wines ever made.
  • Sémillon ripens earlier in the season than most grapes and is less likely to be damaged by rains or frost.
1.1A white wine made from the Sémillon grape.
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  • In the great, long-lived dry whites of Graves and Pessac-Léognan Sémillon usually predominates and inspires rich, golden, honeyed, viscous wines quite unlike any Sémillons made elsewhere.
  • Drinking Semillon is like drinking a tropical fruit mix topped with honey.


French dialect, based on Latin semen 'seed'.

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