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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  • Butterfly Kiss Chardonnay 2011

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    Very drinkable, smooth with melon flavor Read More

    Wine review by melellsworth


  • Cuvee de 3 Messes Basses Blanc Rhone Valley France 2013

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    Opened this nice, inexpensive Rhone white for a little apertif prior to heading ... with lemon, a touch of green melon, decent acidity and a medium finish which has a little cooking spice thing on the back of the throat. This is a blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc. Great QPR for around $1 Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Opened this nice, inexpensive Rhone white for a little apertif prior to heading ... with lemon, a touch of green melon, decent acidity and a medium finish which has a little cooking spice thing on the back of the throat. This is a blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc. Great QPR for around $1 Read More

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  • Lampe de Meduse Cru Classé Rosé 2014

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    Really nice Provence rose. Light salmon color with watermelon and a hint of mint on the nose. On the palate is lively citrus, tart bing cherry, a touch of melon, lively acidity and a medium long finish. Very refreshing and enjoyable, and the bottle is kind of neat also. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Really nice Provence rose. Light salmon color with watermelon and a hint of mint on the nose. On the palate is lively citrus, tart bing cherry, a touch of melon, lively acidity and a medium long finish. Very refreshing and enjoyableThe different thing here is the shape of the bottle. It has a round, bulb shape on the bottom. The wine shop owner ... Read More

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  • Kaiken Torrontes Terroir Series 2014

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    Quite aromatic and floral aromas of pineapple, melon and rose petal with a hint of white pepper. Juicy and full bodied in the mouth, with loads of fresh acidity up front softening in the mid palate and showing flavors of green apple, lemon and an appealingly spicy finish that hints at some wood treatment. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc Estate Bottled St. Helena Napa Valley 2014

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    Fragrant floral aromas of persimmon, honeydew melon, honeysuckle and tangerine. Fairly direct in the mouth, with a creamy mid palate and some candied apple and streaks of peach. Pleasant and approachable. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Acordeon Torrontes Argentina Cafayate Valley 2011

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    Highly floral rose bush and sunflower seed aromas with potpourri and cucumber. ... the palate with streaks of melon, lemon and pea Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Starborough Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

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    Herbal salad aromas of green pepper and spinach with some green apple showing ... lemon with a round honeydew melon note to finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • This is the time of the year that you see a slew of rosé wine reviews, ... almost red wine dark. Watermelon and cherry on the nose and round on the palate. Still great balance and verve with body and fruit. Very Good. 88-90 Points.  2013 Waterstone Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley: Retail $15. Fairly dark for a rosé. Great fruity nose of wa... Read More

    From the article It's Time to Get Serious About Rose


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