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Colombard

Cognac ingredient and summer wine grapes

The Colombard, along with Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche, provides the base wines for Cognac and Armagnac. Among the three varieties, it is considered qualitatively less interesting, because it has a lot of alcohol and relatively low acidity. For this reason, its cultivation area has markedly shrunk since the 1970s. But today it is making a comeback as a supplier of cheap, citrus-fresh, florally-fragrant summer wines. The home of Colombard lies in the Charente region on the French Atlantic coast. Its name stems from the French “colombier”, a dovecote – not because the variety attracts the birds, but because of the bright colour of its berries.

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Cognac Park XO

Traditional Reserve, 700 ml
CHF 136.–
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Cognac Park Extra

Grande Champagne, 200 ml
CHF 59.50
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Cognac Park Extra
Only 22 Bottles

Cognac Park Extra

Grande Champagne, 700 ml
CHF 267.–
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Cognac Park VSOP

Very Superior Old Pale, 700 ml
CHF 69.50
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Cognac Park VS

Carte Blanche, 700 ml
CHF 55.50
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