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Melon de Bourgogne

Melon de Bourgogne is a white wine grape variety and one of the most important grapes planted in the Loire Valley, France.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Melon de Bourgogne has a pale yellow colour, with delicate aromas of citrus, melon, green apple and yeast. Wines made from Melon de Bourgogne are usually light in body, with a fresh, mineral-like acidity, and a short to medium finish.

Fresh Melon de Bourgogne grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Melon de Bourgogne is almost exclusively grown in the Loire Valley in France. Melon de Bourgogne is a high-yielding variety, and needs a cool climate to express its best character. Its wines are generally fermented and aged in stainless steel, to preserve its freshness and minerality. In the Loire Valley, Melon de Bourgogne is used to make Muscadet, which is usually dry and light-bodied, with a crisp acidity and a leesy finish. Melon de Bourgogne pairs well with seafood, shellfish, and white meats. Its crisp acidity and minerality make it a great match for light dishes, such as salads, grilled vegetables, and white fish.

Foods to pair with Melon de Bourgogne:

Asian food
Pasta
Deep fried
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Melon de Bourgogne
As its name suggests, the variety originated in Burgundy and was cultivated there until its destruction was ordered in the early 18th century.

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