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Melon

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Melon or Melon de Bourgogne is the grape of the Muscadet region of France, known for its lean, mineral, and saline driven white wines that pair famously with seafood.

Primary Flavors

  • Lime
  • Seashell
  • Green Apple
  • Pear
  • Bread Dough

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Light Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    38–45°F / 3-7°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

Throw some clams or mussels in a pan with a little garlic, parsley, butter and a splash of Muscadet and you’ll find out why this wine is perfect with seafood.

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AboutMadeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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