While purchasing our various and sundry bottles of exciting new grapes at Salumiere Cesario we were treated to a taste of a white grape we hadn’t tried before: Columbard. The nose is grapefruit – they are in season and we are eating them, so the aroma came home right away. On the palate the grapefruit, some lemon, granny smith apple and peach with a nice amount of acid to support them made this dry white wine a joy to experience despite the sub-freezing temperatures and overcast, dry skies in our little valley. It is currently available by the glass, but hopefully the bottles will be available come late spring when I want to study on the patio instead of in my office. This is a white a dry Riesling lover would appreciate.
Have you had it? What did you think of it? Where were you and who were you with? My husband is my favorite tasting partner since he has such a clear, fresh palate. Not surprisingly, I enjoy more wines I taste with him than when I am in class tasting.