Melon de Bourgogne 2 Items

List Page Learn About Content Graphic
Melon de Bourgogne, null
All Filters
Gift Type
Gift Type
    Occasion
    Occasion
      Variety
      Variety
        Region
        Region
        Price
        Price
        Price $0 $300+
        Rating
        Rating
        Professional Rating Unrated 100 points
        Customer Rating Unrated 5.0 fantastic
        Ships Anytime
        Availability
        Shipping availability and out of stock options
        Reviewed By
        Reviewed By
        Size & Type
        Size & Type
        Fine Wine
        Fine Wine
        ABV
        ABV
        ABV 0% 18% +
        Reset
        Back to All Filters
        Filter & Sort
        2 Items
        Most Interesting
        Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

        Browse by Category

        Red White Sparkling Rosé Spirits Gifts

        Learn about Melon de Bourgogne — taste profile, popular regions and more …

        Melon de Bourgogne is actually the most planted grape variety in the Loire Valley, but it reaches its highest potential in the Atlantic-dominated countryside of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, a subzone east of the city of Nantes. Melon shows success in the surrounding Muscadet subzones as well, which are all part of the larger Pays Nantais region. Melon de Bourgogne wine of this region goes by the simple name, Muscadet.

        Tasting Notes for Melon de Bourgogne

        Muscadet is a dry, white wine full of fresh acidity and smoky or saline aromas with some floral character; flavors are of green melon and pear, tart apple, lemon and honeysuckle. Since the mid 1980s, winemakers have been successfully experimenting with various winemaking techniques including barrel fermentation, lees-stirring and pre-fermentation skin contact to make a more complex wine.

        Perfect Food Pairings for Melon de Bourgogne

        Try Muscadet with any light and flaky fish, oysters, roasted chicken, root vegetables and fondue.

        Sommelier Secrets for Melon de Bourgogne

        Melon de Bourgogne from Pays Nantais is called Muscadet, and while suggestive of “muscat,” it is not related to any Muscat variety. The name might also suggest this grape is from Burgundy—and indeed its origins are Burgundian. But while history shows it is the progeny of Pinot and Gouais Blanc, it was continuously outlawed from Burgundy, just like Gamay, at various times during the 16th and 17th centuries.