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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  • Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Pinot Gris 2018

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    The Blue Grouse Quill Pinot Gris is a very fresh, thirst-quenching white; Melon, Kiwi Fruit, Ginger and citrus (lime) greet the nose, and entry is clean, acidic (but not aggressively so) with a trademark Pinot Gris musk trailing the melon and lime flavours. Finish is medium and lingers. Strong entry for Duncan BC. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Tribbiera Culombu 2018

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Cambridgeshire ... bone-dry wine. There is some melon and almond style fruit with a suggestion of lime but overall I thought it a little bland.However it was a good match for the cold pork Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • L'Amarante Cotes du Rhone Rose 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Oxfordshire ... wine.There is a melon and cherry style fruit with a hint of pepper or spice on the finish.I thought it quite pleasant and a good match for the fish. I am not the only one to like this wine because it got a gold medal at the Orange Wine Challeng Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Dirty & Rowdy Mendocino County Chenin Blanc 2018

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    More of a fruity nose on this one. On the tongue, sure enough, a blast of ... ... of ... and, then, honeydew melon. As the wine moves back there are mineral sensations, Some serious acid tartness may put off some, but I find it gives the wine impressive freshnes Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Puligny-Montrachet Charles Thomas 1988

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... wine and there is some melon and peach style fruit but also overtones of nuts particularly almonds.There was no suggestion of vanilla or butter so it was probably not oaked I liked it and it went well with the fish cake Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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


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