The renaissance of Colombard!
Colombard is a variety originally from the South-West of France where it has been grown for hundreds of years. Yannick Rousseau made his first Colombard in 1996 in the heart of Gascony. The grapes for Y Rousseau Old Vines Colombard come from the last Colombard vines planted in the Russian River Valley. Yannick chose to make this wine because of its unique character and to bring a slice of Gascony to American wine lovers.
Rousseau 2011 (Old Vine) Colombard, Russian River Valley
Retail 22.00 – GGWC 18.99
The old vines of this vineyard, nestled in the Russian River Valley, seem to gain in finesse year after year. The 2011 combines nice citrus notes with hints of minerality. The palate displays layers of green apple and grapefruit. This is a bone dry wine, with an alcohol content of only 12.8%! The wine is balance with the right amount of acidity and texture, the perfect combo to whet your appetite! Drink it well-chilled on its own, or pair it with delicious spicy or seafood dishes, like a lovely Crab Salad on Butter leaf with Avocado!