Melon de Bourgogne

Melon de Bourgogne is now the fourth most planted white grape in all of France, almost solely in the Loire Valley. It is on the western coast of the Loire valley in a region called the Pays Nantais. The best wines are from the famous sub-region: Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine.

There has been some interest in the grape outside of France but very little. Notable producers are found in Oregon, California and Canada.

The absolute best examples of Melon de Bourgogne have a high acidity and a light body. They have flavours of green fruits and citrus; namely lime, green melon, pear and green apples. The wines that are ‘sur lie’ (aged on their dead yeast cells) have a fuller body and delicate biscuity aromas too.