Colombard


Colombard
Colombard
Grape (Vitis)
Colombard grapes
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called See list of synonyms
Origin France

Colombard is an early fruiting white variety of wine grape, better known as French Colombard in North America. It is possibly the offspring of Gouais Blanc and Chenin Blanc.[1][2]

In France it was traditionally grown in the Charentes and Gascony for distilling into Cognac and Armagnac respectively. Today it is still among the permitted white grape varieties in Bordeaux wine,[1] and in Gascony for Vins de Pays Côtes de Gascogne and the white Floc de Gascogne.[3]

Old vine grapes are crushed by some northern Californian producers and made into a fruity white wine of interesting character in both dry and sweet versions. This grape is mainly grown in California to provide backbone, due to its natural acidic character, for white "jug wine" blends.

It is also widely grown in South Africa where it is known as Columbar,[1] and to a lesser extent in Australia.

Synonyms

Colombard is also known under the synonyms Bardero, Blanc Emery, Blanquette, Bon Blanc, Chabrier Vert, Charbrier Vert, Colombar, Colombeau, Colombie, Colombier, Coulombier, Cubzadais, Donne Rousse, Donne Verte, French Colombard, Gros Blanc Doux, Gros Blanc Roux, Guenille, Kolombar, Martin Cot, Pied Tendre, Quene Tendre, Quene Vert, Queue Tendre, Queue Verte, and West's White Prolific.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c winepros.com.au. Oxford Companion to Wine. "Colombard". http://www.winepros.com.au/jsp/cda/reference/oxford_entry.jsp?entry_id=771. 
  2. ^ a b Colombard, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed 2010-07-14
  3. ^ Maison des Producteurs du Floc de Gascogne, F-32 800 Eauze.

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