Skip to main content
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart

2022 Vin de France Blanc Melon de Bourgogne

La Soeur Cadette
Discount Eligible $32.00
AT CART MAX

It is one of those charming French wine-isms that Melon de Bourgogne is rarely grown in Burgundy. The grape is better known as the Loire Valley’s delicate, citrusy Muscadet, but grown in the land from whence it’s named, it takes on lovely length and texture. The nose is full of Meyer lemon, with notes of honeydew and yellow watermelon. Limestone soil lends a stony spine and a familiar prickle of acidity. Don’t hesitate to go classic in pairing with seafood. 

Allyson Noman

Discount Eligible $32.00
AT CART MAX

Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Melon de Bourgogne
Appellation: Vin de France
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine de la Cadette
Winemaker: Valentin Montanet
Vineyard: 25-30 years old, 13.5 ha total
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Aged for 5 months in stainless steel before bottling
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 12%

More from this Producer or Region

About The Region

Burgundy

map of Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

More from Burgundy or France

Discount Eligible $62.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $44.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $47.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $576.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $44.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $85.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $72.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $39.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $56.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $158.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $27.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $49.00
AT CART MAX
Terroirs

Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

Discount Eligible $32.00
AT CART MAX