Pierre Hourlier Wines

The Colombard Grape

As offspring of the Chenin Blanc grape, Colombard is a French white grape variety, used to make inexpensive white wines in Bordeaux and the South West, in particular the Cotes de Gascogne. Its natural high acidity makes it a great choice for blends, such as with Sauvignon.

The grape was previously used to make Cognac but was superseded by the more popular Ugni Blanc.The Colombard grape is normally blended with other grapes such as Ugni Blanc to produce other wines. This grape can produce crisp, citrus, white wines. This is best served with white meats, or cheese. Additionally, serve chilled, at around 5ºC.