Melon de Bourgogne, Melon
Muscadet, Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine Sur Lies
Muscadet is a crisp white wine produced near the mouth of the Loire River close to Nantes France and not found in many other areas of the world. Originally it was grown in the Burgundy region of France until it was ordered to be uprooted in the 18th century. Although the name means "musk-like" there is really no muskiness to the grape nor its wine at all and it is not related to Muscat or Muscadine wines. It is an acidic fresh wine slightly different than a Pinot Blanc with which it has been confused in the past. Occasionally it has a hint of saltiness which complements any seafood dish. Often this wine is kept on its lees (dead yeast and wine sediment) for months or years as Champagne is, giving it a slight toasty taste.
Classic Brands and Sources:
France - Chéreau-Carré, Luc Choblet, l'Ecu, Pierre Luneau, Louis Métaireau, Ragotière.
Wine and food pairing guidelines:
Pairs well with light, acidic dishes and especially seafood
Foods and Entrees that usually pair:
oysters, shrimp, scallops, fish, pork that are not breaded and have acidic sauces or just lemon
Boursin herbed, Brick, Derby, Feta (sheep's milk), goat cheese, Gouda, Havarti, Majorero (Spanish hard goat cheese) Mahon, Bucheron (French goat cheese), dry Jack cheese, Cream, Neufchatel , Saint -Felicien (French cow;s milk cheese), Raclette, Pave Affinois
Muscadet at Plonk Wine Merchants
Muscadet at Wikipedia
Melon de Bourgogne at Wikipedia
Muscadet at Terroir France
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