Slighty golden in color with a nice minerally nose with some mild citrus notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice tart acidity along with some nice stone and biscuit notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice sticky acidity, and even some slight smoky notes. There’s also a slight creamyness to the wine. Nice and dry! This is a very interesting wine, but you need to be careful, this is another wine that is VERY sensitive to temperature. We tried it right out of the fridge and it was noticeably milder. This wine is done using the Sur Lie process, meaning it spends time on the dead yeast that imparts the creamy, biscuit notes. The grape is Melon de Bourgogne, also called Melon blanc. This is from the Loire region of France. Greg introduced me to this grape, and I quite enjoy this one. I would give it an 88 or so, which for the price is a great deal. Yum. From the LCBO web site, check stock.
Melon de Bourgogne
A nice value-priced wine that delivers solid varietal characteristics. Impressive pear, melon, apricot and peach tones, with lemon zest and a tantalizing hint of ginger over a refined mineral backbone. A great option for seafood dishes. (Vintages panel, March 2019)
Release Date:February 22, 2020Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:11.7%Made In:Loire, FranceBy:Earl B. De GoulaineSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Aromatic & FlavourfulVarietal:Melon de Bourgogne