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L’Ecole N° 41

L’Ecole N° 41
2017 Semillon, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Semillon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
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L’Ecole N° 41
2017 Semillon, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Semillon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Inviting, fruity aromas of toasted apple-cinnamon pastry, poached pear with walnut praline, dried orange peel, lime curd, and clove with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long caraway and banana confection finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A luscious white Bordeaux varietal blend that drapes the palate in decadent fruit and pastry notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: toasted apple-cinnamon pastry, poached pear with walnut praline, dried orange peel, lime curd, and clove
Taste Flavor: caraway and banana confection
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A luscious white Bordeaux varietal blend that drapes the palate in decadent fruit and pastry notes.

The Producer

L'Ecole N° 41

The Producer
PO Box 111
Lowden, WA 99360
USA
1 509-525-0940

Semillon

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Semillon is a white grape planted most notably in Bordeaux and Australia. While there are some fine dry versions of Semillon (especially from the Hunter Valley in Australia), the most famous use of Semillon is as part of the blend of a Sauternes, the famous dessert wine of Bordeaux.

Semillon as a dry wine has a flavor profile of lemon, apple and tropical fruit along with notes of magnolia and figs - this last a classic descriptor for the wine. Medium-bodied, the acidity varies as to the climate it is grown in. Pair these wines with lighter seafood, risotto or light white meats and consume them by their fifth to seventh birthday.