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Semillon: Main Image

Buying, Storing, & Serving

Both dry and dessert Semillon should be served chilled.

Most dry Semillon is ready to drink when released, although the better French examples can age up to a decade. Dessert wines can age incredibly well, easily a decade or more, although most can be enjoyed when released, which is typically three to four years from vintage date.

Store bottles in a cool, dark place. While it is now common for wine makers to use plastic corks or screw-top closures which may be stored vertically or horizontally, those with the traditional corks should be laid on their sides to keep them moist.

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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2017.