Clear, pale, straw color. Clean, vanilla, honey, yeasty, biscuit, banana, grape, yellow apple, pear, bubble gum. Dry, medium-light body, medium acidity, medium-light finish. Flavors like lemonade, refreshing, citrus, lemon. These wines are excellent with oysters, and no wonder, as Muscadet is right on the Atlantic. Read more wine reviews on my blog, oe•no•phile.

WHO: Michel Delhommeau
WHAT: Melon de Bourgogne
WHERE: Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine, Loire Valley, France
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $9.50

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