Semillion is extensively planted in a variety of soils but the spiritual home of this golden-skinned grape is Bordeaux. Here it is always blended with Sauvignon Blanc to produce dry white and luscious dessert wines - as its thin skin is extremely susceptible to noble rot.
In the production of dry table wines, Sauvignon Blanc compliments the Semillion grape by adding zest, and zippy-acid to the sometimes overly curvaceous and lifeless grape.
Semillon and Chardonnay (SemChard), often produced in Australia, is a commercially viable option, the weightiness of Semillon in this case provides body for Chardonnays.
Unblended, in Australia's Hunter Valley, Semillion produces wines that are celebrated for their uniqueness and have created a cult-like following.