Melon de Bourgogne is a white wine grape, which origins come from France, Burgundy. This grape is also grown in the
US, although the U.S. federal law, prohibits wine makers to mention Muscadet as the name of the wine. Wine makers have to reach for alternatives, such as putting the full name of the grape or just separating the name to Melon, to be able to sell the wine. Melon de Bourgogne has high acidity. Seafood lovers know Muscadet as the best wine to pair their food specially some good fresh oysters.
Scott Frank, Winemaker at Bow and Arrow wines in Portland talks about this grape and how his favorites taste.
Guy Bossard and his wife Annie Thuaud not only make the wines, they have “made” the reputation of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine through their rigorous approach in the vineyard and natural, careful approach in the cellar. –
The focus at Domaine de La Louvetrie is the production of distinct Muscadets from diverse parcels. ”Amphibolite” is the crispest of the wines and comes from a section of the vineyard filled with blue-gray amphibole stones.
Melon de Bourgogne
|Color of grape||green|
|Melon de Bourgogne Synonyms||Auxerrois Gros, Biaune, Blanc de Nantes, Bourgogne blanche|
|Most common in||France, U.S.|