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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  • Apothic White Winemaker's Blend USA 2015

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    Light melon and peach aromas with hints of white blossom. Bursting with fruit and a sweetness profile that borders on off-dry, this is candied and juicy with more peach and melon, finishing with a touch of spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Terra d'Oro Chenin Blanc Viognier 2015

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    Quite aromatic with white grape, soft melon and floral blossom aromas. Has a bit of the creamy emollience of a Viognier with the pleasant fruitiness and easygoing creamy texture of the Chenin Blanc, showing good peach, melon and lemon notes through the midpalate, a zesty acidity and focused tart grapefruit and wild flowers on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Mullineux White Blend 2014

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    Lightly oaked and lightly floral aromas of white blossom, white peach, green ... of lemon, tangerine, honeyed melon and green apple with a wooded finish and tart acidity throughout.90 p Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. ... of lemon, tangerine, honeyed melon and green apple with a wooded finish and tart acidity throughout.90 ptsPeirano Estate Vineyards The Other Red Blend Lodi 2014Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, SyrahSavory and fruity aromas of dark baking spice, raspberry and strawberry... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


  • Concha Y Toro Frontera Moonlight Itata Valley 2016

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    Quite aromatic with pronounced tropical and stone fruit aromas of mango, peach ... ... mostly pineapple, ripe melon but with a touch of lemon on the finish that adds a tart note to the finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Alamos Extra Brut NV

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    I bought 5 bottles of this for £18 from the website ... and there was a kind of melon style fruit there but it was absolutely bone-dry.In short,it was the ideal aperitif on Christmas day Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Talbott Chardonnay Logan Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2014

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    Oak spice, buttery vanilla and warm baked apple aromas on the nose with floral ... ... on the palate with ripe melon and green apple notes, a tart acidity with some lime zest appearing towards a creamy, yet dusty, finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015

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    Floral lemon and sunflower seed notes with candied citrus peel and a touch of melon. Fleshy and warm on the palate, this has good lemon fruit flavors and a creamy nuttiness towards the mid palate that adds another dimension of almond and macadamia nuts, finishing with more citrus blossom and a squeeze of peach preserves. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Chave/J.L. Selection Saint-Joseph Blanc Celeste 2012

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    Beautiful nose of honeyed pear and elderflower with light lemon and grapefruit ... fresh green apple and ripe melon notes and a creamy toast alongside a buttery finish of hazelnut and wooded spic Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Marrenon Grand Marrenon Luberon Blanc 2014

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    Round and chubby aromas of juicy white peach, tangerine and potpourri on the ... candy tropical fruits, fresh melon and lemon zest, this is mouth coating and carries a bit of heft with it, but is a bit lighter towards the finish, with excellent length, cantaloupe and chamomile flowers, with a dusting of oak spice to finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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