Acacia wood has been used in France and Spain for many years to add anew dimension to white wines and in the aging of the sweet wines of Bordeaux, Loire Valley, and Gaillac. Acacia wood gives white wines an incredible floral characteristic with added structural mouthfeel. No oak flavors. Just the fruit with a floral nose and great mouthfeel. In the U.S. Acacia is being used on wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Chenin Blanc.
After fermenting in the barrel, this Sémillon was aged in Acacia barrels an additional 8 months. The resulting wine displays medium body, a delightfully smooth texture, and notes of citrus, pineapple, and honey.
Pair with fish tacos, grilled salmon, sushi, or egg quiche.
Bill Dillian Vineyard