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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  • Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo 2015

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    Creamy lemon and melon aromas, a bit nutty and floral with a hint of star anise. In the mouth, fresh lemonade and apricot notes, a touch of persimmon and fresh melon on the mid palate, tart but balanced acidity throughout and a creamy textured finish of apple and rye toast. Nice complexity and balance. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I taste a lot of California wine in any given year. There are so many ... ... fruit notes of peach, fresh melon, pineapple and green apple. Juicy and expansive on the palate with creamy vanilla and oak notes coming in strong on the very long finish. Creamy and refreshing. 93 pts.Alpha Omega Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Oakv... Read More

    From the article Premium Wine for Your Holiday Table


  • Back in 2010, less than one million cases of Prosecco were imported to the ... ... Conegliano 2016Clean, light melon and lemon aromas with touches of green apple and soft spice. A bit tart on entry, this fills in around the edges with pear and melon flavors and a silky texture, finishing with an earthy, dry finish with a glimpse of honeysuckle... Read More

    From the article The Sparkling Wine Trendsetter of 2017


  • Argentina is a key player on the 21st century wine scene. Hands down, the ... ... nose with hints of peach, melon and dried sage. Continues to be earthy and concentrated on the palate with lemon and grapefruit citrus fruit, floral peach and dried apricot and a pervasive leesy earth throughout that's dusty and drying. Pinot GrigioCallia Alta Pi... Read More

    From the article Argentina's Secret Stash of Wines


  • Nobilo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Wine 2017

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    Fresh and grassy lemon and grapefruit aromas with the lightest note of peach. Flavors of melon and lemon continue to the palate where they are met with an herbal note of lemongrass and grassy dried sweet basil, finishing clean and lightly floral. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Mendoza

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    Musky earthy aromas of sandy soil and clay on the nose with hints of peach, melon and dried sage. Continues to be earthy and concentrated on the palate with lemon and grapefruit citrus fruit, floral peach and dried apricot and a pervasive leesy earth throughout that's dusty and drying. Read More

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  • Chakana Estate Selection Chardonnay Uco Valley 2016

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    Fresh green apple and lemon balm aromas with a grassy green note and some tart ... the palate with lemon, soft melon and green apple fruit, some creaminess and a medium texture in the mouth. Turns a bit warmer on the finish, releasing some pleasant peach notes and a bit of oak spic Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Kaiken Terroir Series Sauvignon Blanc Mendoza 2016

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    Floral peach and melon notes with a hint of pineapple and mango and something herbal - green pepper. Great acidity and lift on the palate with more melon, lemon and peach flavors, a bracing mineral note yet a soft finish that's a bit creamy textured. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Trivento White Orchid Blend Torrontes Reserve Mendoza 2016

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    Highly floral aromas of perfumed rose petal and potpourri, fruit notes of fresh ... fresh mango, pineapple and melon with a short finish of dried fruit and more blossom notes. Lives up to the White Orchid nam Read More

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  • Ampakama Torrontes San Juan Argentina 2015

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    Plump and juicy tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, melon and mango with white peach and floral blossom. Dry and perfumed on the palate, some citrus fruit with green apple and melon with a touch of sweet spice and white grape flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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