Melon de Bourgogne, also known as Melon, is the white grape used to make Muscadet in France's Loire region, particularly in the Pays Nantais, where both the grape and the wine are known as Muscadet. Melon de Bourgogne is a prolific grape that ripens early and withstands cold weather well. It produces a neutral, dry white wine that is neither acidic nor strongly flavored. To enhance the wine's quality, winemakers often bottle it off the lees (a process known as Muscadet-sur-lie) without filtering, resulting in a wine that's best consumed while it's young and fresh. This grape is also grown in California, where for decades it was mistaken for the Pinot Blanc grape varietal.