Name of varietal: Colombard

Common synonyms: French Colombard (California), Colombar, Colombie, Colombier, Blanquette, Bardero,

Parentage of the grape: Gouais Blanc, Chenin Blanc

History of the grape: Colombard is believed to be a crossing of Gouais Blanc and Chenin Blanc, although horticultural DNA tests have not been confirmed. It is believed to originate in the Charente region of France, where it was used as a primary base for Cognac and Armagnac brandy. However, Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano) has taken over as the main varietal and ingredient. It is still used as a blending grape in dry whites in other parts of France, with some varietal releases in the southwest. In California, during the mid to late 20th century it was widely planted due to its ability to retain acidity in hot conditions, high yields and aromatic character, though mostly for use in jug wines. It was replaced by Chardonnay in most vineyards and is still mostly used in a blending capacity. However, some producers have turned out Read more »

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  • Viano Vineyards California Hillside White NV


    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from a shop in London's Chiswick ... is ... is made from a blend of 80% colombard,15% chenin blanc and 5%,muscat. I started the bottle last night with my supper of fishcakes with salad.This is a dry wine and it is quite acidic with a lot of grapefruit style fruit.There is also a suggestion of sour apple.It ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • After all the Christmas and New Year festivities, I have to escape for a good ... (from the relatively neutral Colombard grape) from south west France and Muscadet, the under-rated wine from the vineyards around Nantes are generally a safe bet with anything from a mild Tikka to a lively Balti or the hot-sweet-sour flavours of Dansak. Semillon ... Read More

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  • Saint-Hilaire Brut Blanquette de Limoux 2016


    Binny's 12/2018. Such a good value. Buy this people. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Van Loveren Neil's Pick Colombar Robertson 2017


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Saint-Hilaire Brut Blanquette de Limoux 2015


    Binny's 1/31/2018. 2015 vintage shows no drop off, maybe even better. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • And HappyNew Year to you and the Miami-itesYes most certainly was Antinori and ... on the beer/cider onePG + Colombard = el cheapo! &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time to return

  • Amour here......YEAH!!!       WELCOME BACK DEAR ... ... CREEK PINOT GRIGIO COLOMBARD! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time to return

  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure what happened but when Snooth stopped working on Explorer [well on my laptop anyway, I lost a bit of momentumBut I am still doing a lot of work in the wine industry and enjoying plenty of great wine.I am located in Adelaide South Australia and home is only an hour fro... Read More

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  • Pineau des Charentes Beaufranc NV


    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... ugni blanc,folie blanche and colombard grapes. My bottle comes from the negociant house of Distilleries de Matha which also produces a range of Cognac brandys.It is obviously a fairly old bottle although there is no date on it as it is not really white but a pale brown in colour.I started ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • JD, the reserve is from the Moulds vineyard in Oak Knoll. The regular Becklyn ... Gewurtztraminer, and French Colombard among others. Great spice on the nose and palate gave it a nice edge to the creamy fruit. The 2007 Ridge Lytton Estate opened to fresh berries, beautifully balanced despite the 15.2, finishing with star anise and clove with j... Read More

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