Lieu Dit Melon de Bourgogne
Varietal: Melon de Bourgogne
Origin: Santa Maria Valley, California, U.S.A.
From Bien Nacido a foundational vineyard of the Santa Maria Valley, this is a crisp, mineral-driven wine with captivating brininess. Think: lime leaf and pear, wet stone and sea spray.
Here in California, to encounter Melon de Bourgogne - the grape of Muscadet - is exceedingly rare, and yet this fifty-year-old vineyard has always hidden in plain sight. (The vines’ origins involve a case of mistaken identity—a tale best shared over a glass of wine. Just ask us some time!)
Planted in 1973 on its own roots, this wine is at once a time capsule and just simply refreshing. As for its pairing—We aren’t rewriting the rules. Just look to our label.