Bornard, Melon Le Rouge-Queue, Arbois Pupillin, Jura 2012 750ml

A variant of Chardonnay, Melon Queue Rouge is so named for its reddish "tails" or stems. The nose opens up with smoky sea salt air and a hint of oxidized apples, followed by a clean palate dominated by fresh pears, yellow apples, and shaved almonds, a touch of salinity and minerals galore. The texture is rich with electric acidity. You'd be hard-pressed to find a Burgundy of equal character at this price,

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