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Colombard

Colombard is a white grape variety most widely grown in France and California. It is known for its high acidity and is therefore often used as a blending partner to add aditional acidity.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Colombard has thick-skinned, golden-green berries. It has a medium-high to high acidity with aromas of citrus, apples, and pears. Its taste profile is fresh, crisp and fruity.

Fresh Colombard grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Colombard is mostly grown in the Southwest of France, particularly in the Languedoc-Roussillon and Bordeaux regions, as well as in California, Texas, Australia, and South Africa. Colombard grapes need a warm climate and well-drained soils for optimal growth. It is a vigorous variety that ripens early and is often harvested in August. Colombard is used to make both still and sparkling wines, and is usually blended with other grapes such as Ugni Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc. In France, Colombard wines are typically low-alcohol, flowery, and citrusy. In California, they are usually higher in alcohol and have tropical and fruity flavors, as well as pontentially some oak nuances. Colombard wines are best paired with white meats, fish and all types of seafood. They also go well with salads and light appetizers.

Foods to pair with Colombard:

Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Colombard
Colombard was traditionally only grown for distilling purposes. These grapes were usually ment for distilling into Cognac and Armagnac respectively.

Top Wines with Colombard

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Korbel Brut

Korbel

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Korbel Brut is a sparkling wine that is produced in California's Russian River Valley. This region is known for its cool climate and diverse soils, which contribute to the high-quality grapes used in the production of this wine. Korbel Brut is made using the traditional method, where the second fermentation occurs in the bottle, resulting in fine bubbles and a creamy texture. This sparkling wine is crafted from a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Pinot Noir grapes, which gives it a balanced and refreshing character. With its crisp acidity, vibrant fruit flavors, and elegant finish, Korbel Brut is a delightful choice for any celebration or special occasion.
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Cheese
Salad
Seafood
Chicken
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Francois Montand Ice Edition Demi-Sec

Francois Montand

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Francois Montand Ice Edition Demi-Sec is a delightful sparkling wine that offers a unique and refreshing experience. Crafted in the appellation of Jura, this wine showcases the expertise of its producer in creating exceptional sparkling wines. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the region's cool climate and limestone-rich soils, resulting in grapes with vibrant flavors and balanced acidity. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of grapes and a secondary fermentation in the bottle, creating fine bubbles and a creamy texture. With its semi-sweet style, this wine is perfect for those who enjoy a touch of sweetness in their sparkling wine. It pairs beautifully with desserts or can be enjoyed on its own as a delightful aperitif.
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Food Pairing:
Foie Gras
Cheese
Dessert
Nuts
Bruschetta And Crostini
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Korbel Extra Dry

Korbel

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Korbel Extra Dry is a meticulously crafted blend of four grape varieties. Chenin Blanc imparts a soft, fruity essence, while Chardonnay adds structure, citrus notes, and baked apple flavors. French Colombard brings brightness and a hint of spice to the finish. These grapes are sourced from Sonoma County, Clarksburg, and various independent California growers with long-standing relationships with Korbel. The classic Méthode Champenoise bottle fermentation method is used, resulting in a delicate, off-dry champagne. The term "Extra Dry" originates from champagne history, referring to a slightly sweet style developed over 150 years ago, now considered off-dry by today's standards.
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Salad
Chicken
Dessert
Cheese
Seafood
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Café de Paris Blanc de Blancs Brut

Café de Paris

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Café de Paris Blanc de Blancs Brut is a sparkling wine that is sure to impress. Produced in a renowned appellation, this wine showcases the expertise of its maker. The vineyard where the grapes are grown boasts exceptional features, such as ideal soil composition and optimal sun exposure, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting the finest grapes and utilizing traditional methods to create a wine that is crisp, elegant, and refreshing. With its vibrant acidity and delicate bubbles, this Blanc de Blancs Brut offers a sophisticated and lively drinking experience. Perfect for celebrations or simply enjoying with friends, this wine is a true gem.
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Cheese
Seafood
Tuna And Swordfish
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Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Côtes de Gascogne

Horgelus

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Horgelus Colombard - Sauvignon Côtes de Gascogne is a delightful white wine that showcases the best of the Gascogne region in France. Produced with care and expertise, this wine offers a harmonious blend of Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The vineyards where these grapes are grown benefit from the region's unique terroir, characterized by its clay-limestone soil and oceanic climate. The winemaking process ensures that the wine retains its vibrant and refreshing character, with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and a hint of grassiness. This wine is perfect for those seeking a crisp and lively white wine that pairs well with seafood, sushi, or enjoyed on its own.
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Beef
Asian Food
Toufu
Tuna And Swordfish
Seafood
Sushi
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