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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  • Luneau-Papin Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Pierre Blanches Hermine d'Or 2009

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    I just love the earthy smell and taste of Muscadet. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Quatre 2010

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    Made from Melon de Bourgogne, this white is dry, crisp and refreshing, and always what I pull when I'm having fresh oysters. Light to medium-bodied, with distinctive minerality, an almost briny character, and an enticing, soft mouthfeel. Read More

    Wine review by Mary Margaret McCamic


  • Domaine Pierre de la Grange Luneau-Papin Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine Vieilles Vignes 2006

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    We needed a second bottle of white to wash down the tuna noodle casserole. This did the trick. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Domaine de la Quilla le Domaine de la Quilla 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by WillMartin


  • Muscadet Sevre & Maine Chais Vinicoles a Saint-Martin au Laert NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine for about 4 Euros the last time I was in ... ... Valley and is made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape which was introduced to the region by the Dutch in the 17th Century.This grape is no longer used in Burgundy.Muscadet de Sevre et Maine is a sub-appellation from the area to the South-East of the city of Nantes an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • While October means the end of the warm season for many, for others, it marks ... you’ll find here is Melon de Bourgogne, the light-bodied and intensely mineral grape from which Muscadet is made. The grape originated in noble Burgundy, but was abandoned there in the 16th century. In the Loire, however, it is king: It’s the highest volume of wi... Read More

    From the article Marvelous Muscadet


  • Landron Amphibolite Nature Muscadet 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Snoother 944928


  • Remy Pannier Muscadet 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • I taste a lot of wine, both for work and pleasure.  I would like to get better at it, but I don't know how.   While I am able to pick out varietals, and often, even regions, pretty accurately, I want more than that. I want to be able to pick out all of the wine's nuances, both on the nose and on the palate.  Often when I am tasting I find that o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How do I become a better wine...


  • Hautes Noelles Serge Batard Muscadet Sur Lie 2010

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    Signals oyster shell, fresh lemon and nut oils from its aromas all the way through its juicy palate impression, to its considerable finish, in which hints of kelp and tangerine zest also figure. With rining clarity admirable for its vintage, if not striking complexity, this should prove delightfully versatile over the next couple of years. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling


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