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Mission Estate semillon

Mission Estate semillon

This wine has been made from semillon grapes infected with botrytis, a grey mould fungus. In warm, wet weather, botrytis is a serious problem for growers as it rots the grapes. Sometimes, though, the grapes shrivel up instead of rotting, and can be made into sweet-tasting wines.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Viticulture - Pests and diseases', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008