Colour: Golden-white berries
Frequency: 40000 ha worldwide
Synonym(s): California and Texas called it the “French Colombard”.
Various in France such as “Colombier” (Gironde), “Blanquette” (Tarn et Garonne), etc.
Origin: Charentes (France)
Maturity: 2nd period
Sensitivity to diseases: Powdery mildew, grey rot.
Area(s) Cultivated: hot climates
France→ Charentes, Gironde (Bordeaux).
Worldwide→ USA (California, Texas), South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Israel
Type of Wines [ Profile ]
Spirit such as Cognac and Armagnac in France.
Facts and tips:
- Used to be confused with Semillon grape variety.
- Ugni Blanc and the Folle Blanche grape varieties are its adversaries. It is why the Colombard declines in France in term of area planted.
- This grape is used for making AOP Cognac and Armagnac.
- White AOP of Bordeaux such as: Entre-Deux-Mers, Blayais, Bourgeais, etc.
- 2nd white grape variety, after the Chardonnay, planted in California.