Colombard releases a reasonably neutral aroma, with a pleasing crispness and fruit expression. Once used alongside Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche in Cognac, the vine has suffered due to suseptiability to rot and powdery mildew. In California's Central Valley it has fared better and is used in blending.Read More
Plantings decreasing in SW France due to disease/rot incompatability.
Reliably grown in California for blending.
Gascogne (Gascony, SW France) and Central Valley (California, USA).
Better in warm, dry climate due to mildew and rot suseptibility.
White, relatively neutral and fruity
French Colombard (USA)