Melon de Bourgogne
The Melon de Bourgogne wine may have originated in Burgundy but it is famously the Muscadet wine of the Nantes in the Loire Valley. In fact, the grape and the wine are so closely linked that people often refer to the grapes as Muscadet (which in fact identifies the region). The Melon grape produces a high yield because it is quite resistant to frost, and the dry white wine it creates is fresh, uncomplicated and only lightly alcoholic (12%). A good Muscadet at once has fruity, floral and mineral tones. It pairs well with seafood and the mollusks from the Atlantic region of the Loire Valley and is perfect to drink as an aperitif on a summer evening.