Melon de Bourgogne

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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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    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Château De Seguin

    Château de Seguin in Bordeaux is part of the CHRIS-WINE Group. An indenpendent and family owned w...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Champagne Demoiselle Vranken

    Built on the hamlet of Les Demoiselles, the Château des Castaignes produces the DEMOISELLE vintag...

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

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  • Who says you can't get a good bottle of wine under $15? A panel of ... and an additional quartet of Melon de Bourgogne.  Whites were also popular in the “hidden gems” category, a class of wines between £10 and £16. Sauvignon Blanc topped the list with six of the 40. Semillon appeared five times and Riesling had four hidden gems. In the red win... Read More

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  • I know it is, that's why I said 'more' in the 2nd paragraph. ... ... set of aromas and flavours. Melon de Bourgogne is not an aromatic variety akin to Sauvignon Blanc, and this allows the more minerally aromas to come through with a real force. The aromatics are dominated by suggestions of liquid stone, with bitter pear skin and slightly sweet... Read More

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  • Decided not to wait for a shipment...found some Clisson (supposedly better per ... per ... go another day as a Melon de Bourgogne virgin. Ditto that for Arbois/Troussea Read More

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  • Just found another offering for the same Muscadet winemaker I recommended ... ... ... planted to the grape Melon de Bourgogne. Each distinct parcel of grapes is divided by soil type, most often into distinct sub-categories of granite. Today’s wine hails from a village, Château Thébaud, which is home to a unique type of limestone called “Clos ... Read More

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  • Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie Château du Jaunay 2011

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    Very fruity noseyou can get tropical (banana, mango), citrus, and stone fruit hints. On the tongue the initial sensation is similar fruitiness. Fortunately, some stiff acids efficiently remove the sweetness sensation and provide a very refreshing wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Oh dear, more good French wines well under $20, even after import across the ... ... for 20 years and more.Melon de Bourgogne is “not a noble grape,” according to Jancis Robinson’s authoritativeOxford Companion to Wine. Yet despite, or perhaps because of, the grape’s lack of breeding, the land imparts its particular qualities to the wine. Dur... Read More

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  • Chateau l'Oiseau d'Or Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2012

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    Almost flinty on the nose with the rather direct aromas of chalk and oyster shell gaining some heathery depth from the lees ageing along with a rosemary topnote. A touch round on entry but with terrific acidity this comes together well on the palate. Theres lovely lemon curd fruit here with a hint of Asian pear and a nice basenote of leesy spic... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cuvée la Levraudière Bonnet-Huteau 2012

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    Very nice French muscadet. Light, crisp with a creamy lemon-peach flavor. Fairly dry white wine with a touch of acidity, more in line with a French sauvignon blanc. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • I think that the Cline Mourvedre is certainly an interesting bottle--the ... ... ... there are rumors that melon de bourgogne, known for its use in Pays Nantais in Muscadet, might still exist on the hills of its ancestral home of Burgundy.&nbs Read More

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