The Crisp and Refreshing Tastes of Colombard Wines!

Colombard is a grape variety of French origin, with a long history dating back to the Middle Ages. It is a cross between Gouais Blanc and Chenin Blanc, and is relatively neutral in flavor. As such, it is rarely bottled as a varietal . Rather, it is most commonly blended with Chardonnay to create wines from South West France, South Africa, and Australia.

Colombard wines are typically light and crisp, mellow in tannins and high in acidity. This creates a bit of tartness which pairs well with white peaches, stone fruit, green apples, and melon flavors. These crisp wines can be enjoyed shortly after release and are best served chilled.

When pairing food with Colombard wines, consider lighter fare such as baked eggplant with creme fraiche or roasted vegetables with herbs. Seafood dishes like scallops or shrimp also pair nicely with Colombard's bright flavor profile. You can even combine Colombard with other white grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc for more complex flavors.

Whether you're looing for an enjoyable afternoon sipper or a companion for your next dinner party, Colombard offers an enjoyable experience for all levels of wine drinkers. With its light body and bright acidity, it will have you coming back for more!

What Are the Tastes and Aromas of Colombard Wine?

Colombard is a white wine varietal that is light and crisp, with mellow tannins and high acidity. The combination of these two characteristics creates a refreshing tartness similar to Sauvignon Blanc. On the palate, Colombard wines offer pleasant tasting notes of white peaches, stone fruit, green apples, and melon. The overall impression is one of bright fruit flavors combined with a refreshing acidity that makes it an ideal wine for any occasion.

The Characteristics of Colombard Wine

Colombard is a French white wine variety that originates from the Charentes region in the west of France, famous for its production of . Colombard is a cross between Chenin Blanc and Gouais Blanc grapes, and produces wines that are relatively neutral in flavor. As such, Colombard is not often seen as a varietal wine, but instead is blended with other grape varieties to produce light-bodied white wines with crisp acidity, subtle aromas of citrus and green apple, and low . It can also be used in wines or distillation.

Is Colombard Sauvignon a Sweet Wine?

Yes, Colombard Sauvignon from Domaine Horgelus is a sweet white wine. It has aromas of ripe fruit and subtle notes of honey, which give it a sweet flavor and mouthfeel. The wine is balanced by bright acidity, making it a refreshing and easy-drinking option for any occasion. Whether you're celebrating with friends or enjoying a glass on your own, Colombard Sauvignon is sure to please.


The Colour of Colombard Chardonnay

Our Colombard-Chardonnay is a bright golden pale colour that shines in the glass. It has appealing notes of white pear and citrus that make it an enjoyable and refreshing experience.


In conclusion, Colombard is a French white wine grape variety from Charentes, the home of Cognac. It is a cross between Chenin Blanc and Gouais Blanc and produces wines that are light and crisp with mellow tannins and high acidity. Tasting notes include white peaches, stone fruit, green apples and melon. Colombard wines are best consumed shortly after release, and pair well with baked eggplant with creme fraiche. With its neutral flavor profile and easy drinking style, Colombard makes an ideal accompaniment to many foods.

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