Colombar, also called Colombard originates from south west France where it was once the the area’s most planted variety. In South Africa it became an important component of the country’s brandy industry after an increase in plantings after 1970. It is now cultivated extensively in warmer climates such as the Orange and Olifants River areas as well as the Little Karoo and Breede River Valley, often under irrigation.

Serve between 8° and 14° C

The colour of a Colombar varies from bright pale straw yellow to pale gold. A hint of green is often an indication of a young wine.

Lively acidity.

A Colombar has a distinct flowery perfume. Melon, guava, tropical fruit, peach, apricot, honey, almond and candyfloss.

The aromas carry though to the palate, combining with the wine’s lively acidity.

This wine goes well with salads and light fish dishes.