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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  • 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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  • Although there are probably as many red varieties as white, a few of them seem ... has to be muscadet (really, melon de bourgogne)--right at hand.  So, good for you for getting out of your perceived comfort zone and discovering a whole palette of tastes.  Welcome and keep postin Read More

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  • New here. Live in Colorado. Enjoy many types of wine. Spent years only drinking reds until I vowed to methodically explore whites (and spent a year drinking almost nothing but...and enjoying the hell out of it!). Now I thoroughly enjoy NZ Sauv Blancs, dry Rieslings, Torrontes, Viognier, Alsatian Pinot Blancs and many other (generally dry) whites... Read More

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  • Domaine du Haut Bourg Muscadet 2011


    apples, cinnamin on the palatte big acidity....with a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Domaine les Hautes Noelles Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu les Granges 2012


    Dry. Good food wine. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Domaine de l'Aujardiere Eric Chevalier Muscadet-Cotes de Grandlieu Sur Lie 2010


    Decent. Slightly sweet though. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • I am serving a Cream of Kalamata Olive soup with avocados, cream, a bit of butter, white vermouth, chicken broth and a bit of vinegar. What wine would you recommend with this soup? It is served warm. Also, it doesn't say what kind of vinegar to use and I'm thinking sherry. what do you think? Read More

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  • Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie "Les Gras Moutons" 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by dlellis

  • Muscadet-Svre et Maine Sur Lie CuvŽe Prestige 2010


    Comprised of 100% Melon de Bourgogne, only the best cuvée is selected for their Cuvée Prestige varietal and Muscadet aficionados will immediately notice the difference. It maintains a slightly beady characteristic with some tiny bubbles, giving the mouth an added treat. Daffodils and wildflowers immediately tease the nose and draw you in; your f... Read More

    Wine review by terroir360

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


    The wine is Light gold colored. The legs are Medium. It is crisp and minerally with flavors of lemon, Grapefruit, and Pineapple. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Bright texture. The wine finishes a bit short. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

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