Colombard

noun Col·om·bard \ ˈkä-ləm-ˌbärd \
variants: or colombard

Definition of Colombard

plural Colombards or colombards
:a white wine grape of French origin
  • … tearing out grapes such as Carignan and Colombard and replacing them with more upscale vines such as Chardonnay …
  • —Robyn BullardWine Spectator15 Sept. 1992
  • Distilled in an old imported alembic, his brandies are made from the colombard grapes, also commonly used in Cognac, as well as large amounts of pinot noir and gamay beaujolais, red varietals that add complexity and a floral note in the nose.
  • —Lawrence M. FisherThe New York Times5 May 1991
Note: Widely planted in California and elsewhere, Colombard grapes are generally used for blends.
called also French Colombard

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First Known Use of colombard

1904


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