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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  • Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015

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    Fresh lemon and melon aromas on the nose with a mellow heat and a bit of spice coming through. This has a touch of bright sweet spice on entry with white peach and dried apricot notes, soft lemon with a bit of tart acidity and a juicy melon finish with a hint of papaya and cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Casa Senhorial Do Reguengo Medium Dry Vinho Verde

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    Honeyed melon aromas with white grape and peach. This is bright and fresh with soft bubbles and good acidity. There's a hint of sweetness here on the palate and floral notes with ripe fresh fruit, mostly melon, peach and lemon and a nice soft finish. Read More

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  • Zonin Prosecco Black Edition

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    Green apple and melon notes with a nice floral note. On the palate, pink grapefruit and light green melon notes with soft fresh lemon and good acidity. This is clean and refreshing with citrus palate and just a hint of yeast on the finish. Read More

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  • Forget-Brimont Champagne Brut Premier Cru

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    Steely and minerally notes of cooked apricot and lemon on the nose with a note ... apple and steely lemon and melon, tart acidity and a grapefruit note on the finis Read More

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  • Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir 2015

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    Fresh lemon and melon aromas on the nose with a mellow heat and a bit of spice coming through. This has a touch of bright sweet spice on entry with white peach and dried apricot notes, soft lemon with a bit of tart acidity and a juicy melon finish with a hint of papaya and cream. 90 pts Read More

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  • Left Coast Cellars Truffle Hill Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2015

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    Chunky melon, peach and lemon aromas with a lot of life and a hint of a sweet floral note coming through on the nose. In the mouth this is much softer, still showing peach and melon notes up front, with calm acidity. This is pleasantly approachable and finishes quite clean with a bit of apricot and lemon zest. Read More

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  • Cave de Tain St. Péray 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.nicolas.co.uk ] for ... did enjoy it. There is some melon and peach stylefruit there but there is also an acidic citrus type finish and also a suggestion of a floral taste as well.Anyway it went well with the fi Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Back on topic.. Tonight was a '13 Huet Le Haut Lieu Sec with our Asian Stir ... Stir Fry. Full bodied, pear, melon, great acid, seems off-dry to me. Was fine with the mea Read More

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  • Moniker Chardonnay 2014

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    Cool and spicy forenote on the nose, this comes in with soft apple, ripe pear ... of apple, peach, lemon and melon with a powerful note of earthiness and oakiness on the finis Read More

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  • Champagne Henri Delattre Brut Selection NV

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    I got given a half-bottle of this by a friend . Champagne is France's most ... ... also plenty of an apricot,melon,peach and plum style fruit.I thought it refreshing and a pleasant accompaniment to the lun Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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