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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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Barbados

  • Japan

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  • Netherlands

      The climate in the Netherlands, or Holland, is too cool and damp to produce quality wine. ...

  • Willamette Valley AVA

      The Willlamette Valley region in Oregon has a wine-making history that dates back to the 1...

  • Sèvre-et-maine

  • Muscadet

  • Puerto Rico

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  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Château Saint Christophe

    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

  • Arrogant Frog

    Arrogant Frog was born in the Herault Valley in Languedoc in the south of France, near the Medite...

  • Lamothe

    We had this wine while in the Bahamas and loved it. Would like to know where we can purchase it...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

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  • Franz Keller Weissburgunder "S" 2010

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    Fresh, clean and light aromas are slightly crisp and yeasty. Round flavors of melon, lemon and a bit of saline on this complex wine with a hit of tea leaf. There's a nice minerality and freshness here which provide good structure. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc Northern Sonoma County 2013

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    Light lemon and grapefruit aromas. Flavors are clean and fresh with light ... ... ... grapefruit, peach and melon flavors, cream and orange blossom. This attractive wine is priced very well for the complexity and is drinking perfectly right no Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Crossbarn By Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013

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    This unfined bottling provides a more raw look at Chardonnay, and it doesn't ... Intriguing aromas of peach, melon and lemon. Palate still has a bit of dissolved carbon dioxide, giving a bit of lift to the wine. It's creamy and yeasty, with peach, lemon zest and a long finis Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2012

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    Nose broadcasts oaky, vanilla, melon hints. On the tongue, most of that is confirmed. Strong fruitinessagain, melon with some tropical fruits and, maybe some stone fruitsgive the wine an almost sweet characteristic. There is some acid detected on the back of the throat which saves this wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Take one if the few things that is working and change it. Zuf, you should be a ... finish it delivers citrus, melon, fresh flowers, a grassy tang and racy acidity. Vibrant and alive. Tops the Mondavi To Kalons we had earlier in the year. Easy re-purchase. I've been sitting on this one for almost 5 years (that's like 5 dog years for me) and cou... Read More

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  • Melville Chardonnay Estate Sta. Rita Hills 2012

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    Melon, caramel nose suggests heavy oaking and full ML. On the tongue, I initially get the melon and caramel thing, but, then, a delightfully refreshing hit of lemon/grapefruit acid. Lingering pleasant aftertaste. While I feared this would be an overblown California Chardonnay, I find that this one is more like a white Burgundy. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • C'mon, guys.  OT drinks better than 95% of all wine drinkers. ... and ... and initial tongue hit of melon and caramel, but then I get very refreshing citrus acid.  This one is a keeper for me.OT, if somebody offers this to you, take it.  If not, keep drinking the Cerita Read More

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  • Zuccardi Serie a Torrontes 2013

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    This wine screams SE Florida. but nobody knows about her.. Perfect for the ... ... mean and awesome. Starfruit, melon, honeysuckle and Lychee,, and DRIVE. mineral and lon Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Dr. Lossen Dr. L Mosel Riesling 2012

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    8.5% Alcohol, Crisp Green Apple Pear, Honey Dew Melon Fruit, a bit on the sweet side rather than dry. A bit of unfired Clay smell taste. Silky mouth feel, but great with Spicy Food. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Riesling Auslese 18 2006

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    Special bottle. This was given to me by a coworker on a special occasion and ... ... peach, lemon, honeydew melon and sun ripe golden raisin flavors. Cheer Read More

    Wine review by mark


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