Closilo Colombard

Type: White Wine
Colombard is one of the traditional grapes used in Cognac and Armagnac production and historically prized for it’s ability to retain acidity during warmer growing seasons. As a favored “workhorse” varietal it was among the first to be planted outside of Europe by colonizers. Among those colonies was South Africa where the grape is used for both brandy and dry white production. South African wine has a long and storied history, with the first plantings being initiated by the Dutch during the Age of Exploration. As a result of this history there are extensive amounts of old vines still in South African wine production, yielding wines of tremendous finesse and character. Closilo exemplifies this perfectly, sourcing their Colombard from a single vineyard of 65 year old vines from their estate in Robertson. Both tropical and mineral at the same time, this is perfect for Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc drinkers alike.