The origins and characteristics of this popular grape variety
This grape variety - one of the oldest from the Charentes region, in the south west of France - is the result of crossbreeding two varieties : chenin and gouais.
Its vines are very productive but the grapes are sensitive to diseases and rain. Today it can be found in various countries around the world, including the USA (mainly in California), Australia, Mexico, Israel and South Africa.
Colombard is known to produce refreshing, full bodied wines with a nice acidic structure and aromas of nectarine, lemon, exotic fruits and rhubarb.
Food & Wine Pairing
Pair it with fish such as trout cooked in a creme fraiche sauce or cod beignets. It also pairs well feta cheese.