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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  • Being a member with Snooth for 4 to 5 years, I appreciate and care for this Website and all the members for both past and present information with all that has to do with wine and beyond. When I was a new member, I jumped on my Chariot and applauded only the heavy grape varieties, the Cabs, Shiraz, Old vine Zins, etc.I was one that couldn't see ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A new love for the whites

  • Domaine du Landreau Village Grande Reserve Muscadet France 2013


    wonderful light yet crisp bold flavor complimenting the variety. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Like many foodies, I adore oysters on the half shell. One of my first jobs working in a professional kitchen as a kid, after I was promoted from the pot sink, was shucking oysters and serving them iced on the half shell. I got very adept at opening them very quickly – but of course, who doesn’t prefer to have someone open their oysters for them?... Read More

    From the article Nonconformist Oyster & Wine Pairings

  • 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

    From the article Sopexa 2014 Tasting: Bargains Amid White Wines

  • 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


    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


    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

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