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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  • 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

  • Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Quatre 2010


    OMG!!!! wow, A MUST BUY!!!!!!!!! out standing, very pale straw colour ,12% Abv, slightly yeasty nose, smells of fresh essence of citrus, and slight green apple.first taste; just blown away!!!! high acidity, perfectly balanced, very light body!!!!!!! short to meddium finish. this wine is a "Sur Lie" meaning as the dead yeast cells fall into the w... Read More

    Wine review by wine lover77

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


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

    Wine review by raindance

  • Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Quatre 2010


    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


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by WillMartin

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


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by Snoother 944928

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