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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  • 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


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

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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  • La Cave d'Augustin Florent Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie 2010

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    Pale yellow wine, with a little CO2. Crisp, light and fresh. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • 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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  • Our friend, Outthere, has made us aware of the Historic Vineyard Society, and I, personally, have enjoyed reading about his experiences with the society, and his interactions with some of the producers who source from these vineyards.  Yesterday, Mrs. Emark handed me an article entitled "The Battle for America's Oldest Vines" that she had clippe... Read More

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