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Muscadet / Melon de Bourgogne

Muscadet / Melon de Bourgogne
Melon de Bourgogne is better known as Muscadet is a white grape variety with naturally high acidity with green apple, citrusy and mineral taste. The Melon de Bourgogne has a long history as the name would suggest, the variety's home was in Burgundy but was removed from the plantings in the 16th century, as other grape varieties showed more successful in that climate. However, the ability of the vines to endure frost made it attractive to producers in Anjou and from there the Melon has reached Nantes. Muscadet winemakers have refined their techniques to make wines with their distinctive characteristics. In particular, the wine can be named as Muscadet Sur Lie, meaning that it has been left on the lees for the winter between fermentation in autumn and bottling in spring, which makes them more complex and age worthy. Melon de Bourgogne is difficult to find outside France except in Willamette Valley of Oregon in Washington. It is a perfect companion for the seaside.

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