Melon de Bourgogne

 

Common synonyms: Auxerrois gros, Biaune, Blanc de Nantes, Bourgogne blanche, Bourguignon blanc, Clozier, Feher Nagyburgundi, Feuille Ronde, Gamay blanc Feuilles Rondes, Gamay blanc à Feuilles Rondes, Game Kruglolistnyi, Gros Auxerrois blanc, Grosse Saint Marie, Grosse Sainte-Marie, Latran, Lyonnais, Lyonnaise blanche, Mele, Melon de Bourgogne, Melon de Bourgogne, Meurlon, Muscadet, Perry, Petit Biaune, Petit Bourgogne, Petit Melon Musque, Petoin, Petouin, Picarneau, Plant de Lons-le-Saulnie, Pourrisseux, Spater Weisser Burgunder, Weisser Burgunder

Parentage of the grape: Melon de Bourgogne is a cross between Pinot and Gouais blanc.

History of the grape: As its name suggests, Melon de Bourgogne comes from Burgundy. By the Middle Ages, it had spread to the central Loire as well. Because it was not considered to be as noble as Chardonnay, it was outlawed in Burgundy at various times during the 16th and 17th centuries, but it is still grown in small quantities in Vezelay, where it is Read more »

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  • Domaine de la Fruitiere Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie Gneiss de Bel Abord 2016

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    Binny's 04/18. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Been almost 4 months but I finally cracked.Limerick Lane1 - 2015 RRV Zinfandel4 ... ... Laide2 - 2017 Melon de Bourgogne, Rodnick Farm, Chalone, Monterey2 - 2017 Pinot Gris, Rorick Heritage Vineyard, Calaveras2 - 2017 Valdiguie Rosé, North Coast Mendocino2 - 2017 Gamay Noir, Barsotti Vineyard, El DoradoDesire Lines Wine Co.1 - 2015 Griffin’s L... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Chateau de Chamilly Aligote 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from the website www.houseoftownend.com.Bourgogne Aligote is an appellation created in 1937 for white wines made of the aligote grape from anywhere in the Burgundy region.The aligote grape was traditionally mixed with a blackcurrant liquer to make a drink called kir and is also a grape widely grown in eastern... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine de la Morandiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local wineshop [www.boroughwines.co.uk ] ... for white wines made of the melon de bourgogne grape from 23 communes south-east of the City of Nantes.The melon grape was brought here in the early 18th century by Dutch traders from Burgundy.It is no longer used in Burgundy.The names Sevre and Maine refer to two... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Had some Beaujolais Blanc last night that an experienced wine person was ... ... OK to include aligote and melon de bourgogne (muscadet) in the Beaujolais *reds* but not the whites (which explains, of course, why they're almost always lighter in color then the pure PN reds from further north in the Cote d'Or). Wonder if someone got mixed up in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Let me add my welcome here also Demelza.  As RCKR noted, Margaux is in the ... ... for wines made from Melon de Bourgogne or Bourgogne Blanc.Happy hunting! Please let us know what you try and what you think about i Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Bourgogne blanc is chard. Melon de bourgogne is a whole different grape, more commonly known overseas as Muscadet, and mostly grown in a different part of France close to the mouth of the Loire River. Sharp and crisp and very good with seafood--and still very economical, though not as much as in past years.Are you drinking red, and why was the M... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Hello all I am Demelza.I feel great to be a part of this forum.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Chateau de la Chesnaie Muscadet 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Marijan Kurtovic


  • Domaine Catherine et Pierre Breton (Bourgueil - next to Chinon) These reds ... ... Huet - VouvrayMuscadet- aka Melon de Bourgogne, would be nice to do a day trip if you have the energy for it!Anyhow, great that you're going and with a decent amount of time, double please come back and post a quick trip report and pictures, have a great time! &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


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