Colombard


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Colombard

(ˈkɒləmˌbɑːd)
n
1. (Plants) a white grape grown in France, California, and Australia, used for making wine
2. (Brewing) any of various moderately dry, spicy white wines made from this grape
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A fragrant blend of 75% viognier with 20% colombard and muscat, there's a touch of orange blossom and honeysuckle to the classic peach fruit, with well-balanced acidity on the fresh, citrusy finish.
99 until Sept 28 at Majestic) South-west France does brilliant things with local grape varieties like colombard and the cognac grape - ugni blanc.
They are: Morrisons' Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Grigio, Danger Point Shiraz Rose, Danger Point Cabernet Merlot and Danger Point Colombard Chardonnay; Tesco's Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Grigio; Waitrose's Secret Cellar Pinot Grigio.
It comes from Gascony in the south west of France and is a blend of fruity colombard and floral ugni blanc grapes.
There are delicious crisp, sherbety, zesty whites from the colombard grape, and the superb co-operative in Plaimont produces classic examples of this style, as do growers such as Domaine Tariquet.
The white is a simple colombard, a forgotten grape not really regarded as regal.
It's made in Gascony, in the heart of southern France, from the workhorse Colombard and Ugni Blanc grapes, spruced up with some Sauvignon.
The same region and producer, the superb Plaimont group of co-ops, scores with a host of crisp, dry whites made either from Colombard blended with Ugni Blanc or from the funkier local varieties - Gros Manseng, Arrufiac and Petit Courbu.
The Domaine Uby 2010, made from equal parts of Colombard and Ugni Blanc, again listed on the front, is scented and slightly herbal.
That's because most of the crop is used together with colombard and folle blanche grapes to make the elixir from which Cognac is distilled.
The limited edition wine series bottles have been designed by Christopher Hogan and include a White Shiraz, a Colombard and a Red Shiraz wine.
The building is located in Fontana at 13560 Colombard Court and is 100% leased to a single customer.