Colombard

noun
Col·​om·​bard | \ˈkä-ləm-ˌbärd \
variants: or colombard
plural Colombards or colombards

Definition of Colombard 

: 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 Bullard, Wine Spectator, 15 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. Fisher, The New York Times, 5 May 1991

Note: Widely planted in California and elsewhere, Colombard grapes are generally used for blends.

called also French Colombard

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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