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Lieu Dit Melon Santa Maria Valley 2017

It’s rare to see Melon – the French grape of Muscadet – in California, but there are some old plantings scattered around the state (because UC Davis mistakenly thought it was Pinot Blanc). Alcohol here is just 11.8% – this is so light and fresh, with racy acidity. There’s a gentle fruitiness, with aromas of green apples, as well as a subtle, creamy lees influence and a stony, steely texture. Very much a wine to be drunk with oysters.
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Wine Type White
Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Producer Lieu Dit
Vintage 2017
Country USA
Region California
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Appellation/AVA Santa Maria Valley
Bottle Size 750ml