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First used to make Cognac although not as popular for that purpose as Ugni Blanc and Baco Blanc. The Colombard has a high natual acidity making it a good choice for blends. Prone to rot and powdery mildew, the Colombard was the most widely planted grape in California until the early 1990s where it was often used as a base for jug wines. If given the proper treatment Colombard can produce crisp whites with citrus fruits and a pleasant minerality.

The best Colombards come from the south of France where it is sold as the VDP CĂ´tes de Gascogne. It is also an important varietal in South Africa though decreasingly so.

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