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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  • Remy Pannier Muscadet 2010


    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


    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

  • Muscadet Briords Marc Ollivier 2009


    This bottle had a little sparkle to it, although it became still after a brief stint in the glass. Otherwise, what you would expect from a Muscadet, which is to say, I truly enjoyed it. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Pierre Luc Bouchaud Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "Le Perd Son Pain" 2009


    In Cellar, have not drank yet:) Waiting for an oyster night... From winealign: ... grape used here is actually Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet, the appellation, has become so synonymous with this wine that the grapes name has for all intents and purposes become officially known as Muscadet. No matter what name you prefer, this citrus-packed, mine... Read More

    Wine review by Vicola54

  • Château de la Ragotière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2006


    86 points.This wines aroma is incredibly yeasty, with tons of minerality, hinting at seastone, limestone, pumice, and crushed seashells. There is a touch of lemon flower and lemon pith, with a very faint rubber component as well.This is a delicate wine. There are hints of petrol and limestone, with some lemon pith and seeds toward the first half... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth

  • Domaine de Belle Vue Muscadet 2009


    i really like this: medium bodied with a hint of creme, lemon zest, and green apple. Perfect for a hot day or a warm overcast. Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872

  • Is Muscadet a grape or is it Melon de Bourgogne? Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is the grape used to...

  • Château de la Ragotière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie 2009


    Good with seafood. Read More

    Wine review by micbenoit

  • Domaine de la Quilla le Domaine de la Quilla 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by bbekdemir

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