75cl * Organic * 12% ABV * Bordeaux, France
In the mid-20th century, white grapes such as Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc were the most planted varieties in Bordeaux, but Semillon in particular has been in constant decline since then. Whilst the vast proportion of land is now dedicated to red grapes, the white wines are some of the most underrated and often represent good value for money. Fleshy and round, this shows an attractive citrus character, accented by white blossom and yellow plum. Semillon works a treat with raw and lightly cooked shellfish, and especially with the flavours of the Pacific Rim. Think soft-shell crab, barbecued king prawns, tuna tataki.