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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  • Well, Al, we made it to the Wagner event.  It was AWESOME.  More on ... of white wine.with a pasta/melon salad, Moroccan carrots, fennel/apple slaw and a cucumber/dill sauce.Hmmm.  Somehow the cucumber/dill sauce did not make onto the salmon on my plate for this picture.  That was remedied, quickly.Cheese CourseYup.  VERY similar to last week'... Read More

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  • Kato Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Pours a beautiful yellowish color, with green and light golden ... grapefruit, and honeydew melon. The flavors follow suit, albeit with much more tart mineral/citrus notes, tropical, and with a long finish. Mouthfeel is light, becoming medium as it warms, but well balanced and a great value wine within this variety. I have and will seek this... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Flora Springs Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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    Spiced white pepper notes and hints of pineapple and grapefruit on the nose. ... light cream and fresh green melo Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Banfi Le Rime Toscana 2016

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    Citrus, melon and lemongrass with a slight viscosity and decent acidity make this a fun wine to drink. 86 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Domaine Denis Race Petit Chablis 2015

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    Medium lemon aromas with pleasant white blossom floral notes and a steely, sea ... nose. Fruit notes of peach, melon and lemon in the mouth, with a continuation of the minerality from the nose, strong and pure with notes of wet slate blowing ahead of a peach and apple finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Xavier Flouret Fynbos Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2016

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    Clean and clear aromas of light peach, melon and steely lime. This has a pleasant creaminess to it with a honeyed note of pear, apple and peach with cool, lime zest and butter notes towards the long finish of aged cheese rind and oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Essay Wines White Blend Coastal Region 2016

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    Floral and oaty aromas of white peach, melon and grapefruit. Clean, light and refreshing on the palate with a burst of acidity, fresh spice, fruit flavors of lemon and lime and a crispy, dry finish of minerality and lime zest. Very pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ken Forrester Wines Petit Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2016

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    Warm melon and lemon aromas. Citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon in the mouth, this is simple and fruit forward but melts into an earthy, oaky and almost tannic finish. Read More

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  • Saturday NightMy brother Paul and his Wife Kate came over from Melbourne - ... ... not overwhelm the beautiful melon fruit.08 Penfolds RWT Barossa SHiraz - decanted for about an hour, one of my favourite wines and the use of French Oak rather than American gives a much more Raspberry as opposed to Vanilla flavour structureI ate Gnocchi cooked ... Read More

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  • Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2016

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    Pear, green apple and melon aromas are nicely and expressively fruity. This has an initial earthy oak note and releases more fruit flavors of pear, golden berries and lime towards the finish where this turns slightly creamy and cool with a flash of apricot. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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