White Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Colombelle Vin de Pays Des Cotes De Gascogne 2007
 

Colombelle Vin de Pays Des Cotes De Gascogne 2007 Review & Tasting Notes Hot

Origin

Country
Region

Wine Details

Wine Type
Vintage
Producer
Alcohol
Price

Wine Flavors

Wine & Food Pairing

When it comes to taste, the more prominent flavor in the thin-bodied Colombelle Gascogne Blanc has to be grapefruit, resulting in an acidic and biting taste that could easily be unpleasant to some wine drinkers. It's dry and quite tart but clean with a reasonable length; however, you'll really have to decide what you think about the grapefruit flavor - for some people it should be a refreshing change of pace, but others will be turned away with one sip.

Colombelle Gascogne Blanc Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The 2007 vintage of Colombelle Gascogne Blanc is an extremely pale yellow with a bit of green tinge around the edges. Overall the wine is clear, though not bright or sparkling.

Nose
The aroma of the Colombelle Gascogne Blanc is very fruity, with strong notes of melon, apple, and even pineapple.

Palate
When it comes to taste, the more prominent flavor in the thin-bodied Colombelle Gascogne Blanc has to be grapefruit, resulting in an acidic and biting taste that could easily be unpleasant to some wine drinkers. It's dry and quite tart but clean with a reasonable length; however, you'll really have to decide what you think about the grapefruit flavor — for some people it should be a refreshing change of pace, but others will be turned away with one sip.

Food Pairing
There are several interesting food pairings that can be made with this Colombelle Gascogne Blanc. It's fairly neutral when paired with cheeses like swiss and cheddar — neither especially interesting nor bad. Feta makes for a nice pairing because it reduces the acidic bite by a significant amount, allowing you to focus on the wine's fruit flavors.

In principle, Colombelle should be good with fish but you'll need to choose your fish carefully. If it already has a fishy taste, it may exacerbate that as it does with smoked salmon. With a pecan-encrusted tilapia, it was simply neutral. On the other hand, some very curious aromas and flavors are created by pairing it with sushi. This may be due to the vinegared rice, but I couldn't identify just what was going on. If you add extra wasabi to you sushi, but advised that the Colombelle Gascogne Blanc seems to neutralize it, as it does a little bit with spicy foods generally.

It is not advisable to drink this Colombelle with desserts. Sweet foods, even mildly sweet fruits like strawberries, make the Colombelle taste unpleasantly sour.

Recipes
I'm not sure that any recipes would benefit from the addition of this Colombelle wine. If you enjoy it, you are probably better off just drinking it with the meal.

 

More on Colombelle Gascogne Blanc

Vin de Pays Des Cotes De Gascogne
Colombelle wine is created by Producteurs Plaimont, a cooperative of wine producers in Gascogne, and is notable for combining two grapes that aren't well known by name: Colombard and Ugni Blanc. At one time Colombard was widely used to produce non-variety jug wines in California and it is still used to blend with other grapes for such wines because of Colombard's strong acidity. Ugni Blanc is also generally used for blends because of a lack of distinctive character on its own. Because it blends so well, though, it is grown much more widely than may be realized by people who focus only on varietal wines.

Image Gallery

Colombelle Vin de Pays Des Cotes De Gascogne 2007
Powered by JReviews

Featured Wines

Popular Wines

Recent Wines

Wines by Price