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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  • Domaine des Nugues Beaujolais-Villages Blanc 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.vinatis.co.uk for ... It is ... It is a dry wine with some melon and peach style fruit but no suggestions of butter or vanilla making me think this is unoaked. This I would describe as a fairly mineral white wine but it was a good match for the fishcak Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • It's better late than never. It can be effortless to do. I imagine that is ... ... I might try to chew a melon through a chicken-wire fence. In this article, I'm going to share a very specific example of Vascular X. I've been invisible to several old hands for a while now. It's not cool that you and your neighbors are more interested in Vascu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vascular X:-Widen the veins...


  • Francois d'Allaines Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Chardonnay 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £9. ... It is a dry wine with some melon and peach style fruit but I have had fruitier chardonnay wines and my overall impresion is of a quite mineral or bland wine. However it did go well with my fi Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Belgravia ... and there is plenty of a melon.peach and apricot fruit with some citrus on the finish. It is certainly not blan Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Columbia Winery Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2016

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    White peach and blossom with tangerine zest notes and fresh herb adding another ... crisp mid palate with some melon and lemon coming through on the zesty toasted finish. Refreshing and ligh Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Leon Perdigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine shop in London ... It is a dry wine with some melon and sour apple style fruit[ but I have had far fruitier wines] and some floral aftertaste. It was an OK wine that went well with the fish but overall I thought it a little blan Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Cave des Vignerons de Buxy Montagny Premier Cru "Les Millieres" 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £17 from the website ... is a dry wine.There is some melon.peach and apple style fruit with a mere hint of citrus but compared to other white Burgundies this is a little bland. I thought a Premier Cru would be better but I have had more flavousome chardonnays for less money. However it went well with the quich Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The holidays are over, but the wine celebrations never end – in our ... ... tart lime and kiwi, fresh melon and green apple towards the creamy almond finish.91 ptsMonte Carbonare Soave Classico 2016Light lemon-tangerine aromas with crisp melon notes and floral spice. Nicely spiced and quite zesty on the palate with bright acidity, melon and le... Read More

    From the article Detox Wines for January Drinking


  • Villa Emozione Brut Franciacorta 2013

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    Dark toast and biscuit aromas with an oaty, buttered note with crisp fruit ... ... of grapefruit and tangerine, melon rind and more smoky toasted notes of wheat and barley, finishing with more tart acidity and puckering citrus pit Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ricci Curbastro Saten Brut Franciacorta 2013

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    Plush floral aromas of wildflower, baked pear and apple with mild yeast. Zesty ... ... fruit notes, touches of melon and cream, fresh orange and lime pith with a toasted finish thats light and cris Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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