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by Fred McMillin
The Odd Couple
Parts of Australia produce the best Sémillion in the world.
...Australian wine giant Len Evans, (pictured).
Americans have yet to discover Australian Sémillon.
..Australian Wine Bureau, N.Y., N.Y.
Meet The Odd Couple
Len Evans also says that some folks find Aussie Sémillon a bit shocking, so here's our suggestion for a low-cost soft landing. Rosemount's wine whiz (twice Winemaker of the Year at International Wine Competition in England) Philip Shaw believes in blending, and some are unusual. One of his odd couples is...
Wine of the Day
Philip provides a gentle introduction to his Sémillon by blending Chardonnay (35%) with the sterner Sémillon (65%). The diamond-shaped label reads:
Rosemount Estate 1999 Sémillon Chardonnay
We mentioned Philip Shaw's use of natural yeast. On this very date in 1822, the person was born whose work led to the realization that yeast caused wine fermentation. Happy birthday, Louis Pasteur!
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