Colombard is an early fruiting white variety that likes a warm climate. The wines it produces may have peach, nectarine and citrus aromas. Colombard grapes have high natural acidity, and it is this that also makes them a good blending wine.
Colombard used to be grown extensively in Cognac where it was used alongside Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche but it was generally considered inferior for the purposes of fine Cognac production and has since almost disappeared in this area of France.
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