Melon

(Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet, Weisserburgunder)

In the 1970s and 1980s, in a period when varietal accuracy on wine labels was often a secondary thought much of what was thought to be Pinot Blanc in California were actually plantings of Melon. Today, this grape is a minor variety in the Golden State, with small plantings in the cooler areas of the North and Central Coast regions. In such cool, coastal conditions, Melon can make balanced table wines with good flavor. Not surprising, since this old Burgundian variety,once widely grown in that area,is most associated with an even cooler coastal region. In France, Melon is mainly used to make white wines known as Muscadet from the Loire Valley's extreme western edge, known as the Nantes, which borders the Atlantic ocean. Here it makes light acidic white wines, with tart acidity, citric fruit character that often possess a salty character. The best of these come from the Muscadet de Sevre et Maine AOC, where many of the wines are aged sur lie to take on extra Read more »

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  • Campos Reales Sauvignon Blanc Airen 2016

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    Fresh and inviting fruit aromas of tropical mango and melon, peach and pink lady apples on the nose. Citrus fruit on the palate with lime and grapefruit notes playing against pineapple and a juicy refreshing acidity. Finishes with a touch of herb and oak with a creamy texture. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate ... ... under-ripe tropical fruit, melon, white floral notes, and grassy notes; a pleasing feminine palate with bright fruit and floral notes in a medium body with a penetrating acidity and long, clean finish.2016 Jose Pariente Verdejo Rueda ($20): Pale gold with green hue... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines


  • Parducci True Grit Chardonnay Reserve Mendocino 2015

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    Vanilla and coconut aromas with a touch of green apple and ripe green melon on the nose. In the mouth this is fairly soft and smooth textured, creamy and buttery with notes of apple and pear, a bit of fresh green herb and spice towards the warm finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Begude l'Etoile 2007

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    I bought three bottles of this wine for £14 from the website ... and there is plenty of a melon and peach style fruit with citrus overtones but also a suggestion of vanilla and butter. This has obviously seen the inside of an oak barrel.I thought it a lovely chardonnay and a good match for the fish.The well known wine critic Jancis Robinson als... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2015

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    Brioche and lemon meringue aromas on the nose with a touch of melon and mango. With prickly acidity and off dry sweetness, this is juicy on the palate with ripe grape and apple juice notes, a fresh tangerine mid palate and a candied green apple finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Herdade Do Esporao Bruto Portugal 2012

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    Light biscuit aromas with tart lemon and grapefruit notes and a touch of ... ... with sharp citrus and unripe melon notes and a creamy textured, long finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Charles Smith Wines Eve Chardonnay Washington 2014

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    Apple and melon aromas on the nose. Simple pear and apple flavors on the palate with a fresh fruit mouthfeel and good acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wittmann 100 Hills Dry Riesling Rheinhessen 2015

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    Mineral steeliness, wet slate and lemon notes on the razor sharp, serious nose. ... ... notes of lemon and green melon, green apple and a bright acidity that keeps the palate zesty, minerally and fresh with a crisp refreshing body and a staccato finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Robert Weil Riesling Tradition 2015

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    Clear peach and melon aromas on the nose. Juicy acidity and a fresh lemon zest bite greets the palate with green apple and pear flavors and a tart, brisk finish. There's a vein of floral sweet fruit through the core here that balances the acidity quite well. Very pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa County 2015

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    Warm melon and green apple fruit with lemon and grapefruit citrus aromas. Begins with a touch of sweet ripe fruit on entry, this has zesty and tart citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit on the palate with chunky melon notes towards the finish and a medium body throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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