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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Segal, Judean Hills "Levant" Colombard 2018 is all about vibrant grapefruit, white flower and peach aromas.
This blend of colombard and trebbiano grapes is crisp and dry, has hints of grapefruit and is an easydrinking 11 per cent ABV.
There's Colombard, and Ugni Blanc, known in Italy as Trebbiano, and which is so important in making Cognac.
| Tesco Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2017, Southwest France (PS5, Tesco): This fresh, crisp white - a blend of colombard and ugni blanc, local grapes in the style of sauvignon blanc - is surprisingly drinkable, with its fruity, citrusy edginess, squeeze of grapefruit and refreshing, racy finish.
2017 Plaimont Cotes de Gascogne PS6.50 - instead of PS7.50 until August 28 - at Sainsbury's Plaimont are excellent producers from south-western France - an area that does especially well with the humble colombard grape.
"I think we're always the first," said Nathan Cardella, winemaker at 4,500-case Cardella Winery in Mendota, Calif., where some of his French Colombard had begun to break.
Another bright white that makes it easy to support green, try Usizo Fairtrade Colombard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, SA (PS8.49, www.virginwines.co.uk).
The white grape is colombard that has a delicious sherberty nature and freshness.
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.
Les Crouzes Colombard 2010 is just such (pounds 5.39 from the Co-op).