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Melon de Bourgogne (known simply as Melon in the United States) is the white grape synonymous with the Muscadet appellation in the western Loire Valley. The variety has naturally high acidity, but can struggle to achieve good concentration of flavors. The best wines show apple and citrus flavors, with mineral characteristics. A saltiness can sometimes identified, suggestive of the region’s maritime history.
Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine is the best known of the Muscadet appellations of the Loire Valley's Pays Nantais district, on the central western coast of France. The title covers exclusively white wines from vineyards around the Sevre and Maine rivers – minor tributaries of the Loire which converge just outside Nantes. The wines are made from Melon de Bourgogne, a grape variety brought to the western Loire Valley from Burgundy, as the name suggests. The similarity between the name Muscadet and that of the ...more
The Pays Nantais is the area around the city of Nantes, on the central western coast of France. The region covers an area about 55 miles (90km) from east to west, between neighboring Anjou and the Atlantic coastline. Its vineyards specialize in crisp, light, white wine styles, the most famous of which is unquestionably ...more
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