Counoise is a dark-skinned wine grape grown primarily in the Rhône valley region of France. Counoise adds a peppery note and good acidity to a blended red wine, but does not have much depth of colour or tannin. There were 638 hectares (1,580 acres) of Counoise in France in 2000.Counoise is one of the grapes allowed into the blend of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine. In 2004 only 0.5% of the appellation's area was planted with Counoise. Some producers who favour the variety use about 5% of it in their blends, and those account for most of the plantings. One such producer is Château de Beaucastel, which is noted for using all the 13 allowed varieties.
Posts about Counoise
    • Review: Syncline Cellars Grüner Veltliner 2013

      An Austrian Grape Shows Well in Washington. We featured Grüner Veltliner on the August 2014 #WineMuse podcast "Getting Groovy with the Next Hot Wine Gruener Veltliner from Austria" on Minstrel and Muse Audio Art Magazine. We tasted a lovely Austrian wine on the show. As we were exploring what makes Grüner Veltliner special and how to pair it with food, I wanted to find a Wash ...

      William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Winein Syrah- 1 readers -
    • 2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Biscarelle, Southern Rhône, France

      2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Biscarelle, Southern Rhône, France (£22.30, Vine Trail tel. 0117 921 1770 & Which French appellation do you think is the most disappointing? My vote would unreservedly go to Châteauneuf. Admittedly there are a handful of stellar producers there, and a few dozen decent wineries following on their heels, b ...

      Matthew Jukesin Syrah- 3 readers -
    • Wine Reviews: California Rhones

      I never get tired of California interpretation of Rhone wines. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and blends with other grapes, these wines have always intrigued me. And when it comes to California Rhone wines, the diversity of styles and blends has never been better. This report features a few deep and complex Syrahs as well as a handful of ever-quirky wines from Randall Graham.

      Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Tales From: Frick Winery, Dry Creek Valley

    When I head out on a tasting appointment, I spend some time preparing for the visit. Rarely do I jot down any questions to ask as I try to allow the context dictate the conversation—sticking to some pre-formulated questions feels rather artificial and forced; It certainly works for some, but not for me.

    Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist- 1 readers -
  • Going to the Rhône

    … an explosion of interest in such Rhône varieties as Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Counoise, Cinsault – and a whole host of white grapes. These wines are among the most exciting for consumers, winemakers and grape growers, especially in Washington’s Columbia Valley, but also Southern Oregon as well as Idaho’s Snake River Valley. Here are a dozen examples of red Rhône blends, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Petite Sirah we’ve tasted in recent weeks. The post appeared first on Great Northwest Wine. …

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Syrah- 3 readers -
  • 2012 Booker Oublie

    …Among the lighter of Eric Jensen's Paso Robles Rhones, this one is 46% Mourvedre, 36% Grenache and 20% Counoise... its almost refreshing in a Paso context, weighing in at 14% ABV and possessing an appealingly ethereal quality despite the dark fruit core... impressions of red and black fruit, kirsch, forest floor, cedar, dark flowers, plum, cocoa…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine- 4 readers -
  • Thank you, #GrenacheDay

    …, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel – plenty of choice, Grenache – not so much. Searching through the shelves, I noticed the bottle of 2006 Pax Cuvée Moriah. Checked the back label – 88% Grenache, definitely qualifies as Grenache for me. 2006 is considered young in my book, but – either that or some random non-grenache bottle. Done. Okay…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Pinot Noir Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Betz Family Winery Fall 2014 Release Party

    … with visitors. Here are my initial impressions on the new releases: 2012 Betz Family Bésoleil - 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 12% Counoise, 15% Mouvedre and 15% Syrah. Great floral and garrigue aromas with strawberries and kirsch on the palate. Young, primary, tight and brooding. The components are all there but this wine needs a few years in the cellar…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Wine tasting with Paso Robles Rhône Rangers

    … varietals provided me with a value lens to look at this wine region. It is also not surprising to me that Paso Robles Wine Country was named by Wine Enthusiasts as 2013 Wine Region of the Year. Tablas Creek Winery © Spaswinefood Tablas Creek Vineyard © Spaswinefood I invite you to join me in my travels in Paso Robles in search of the best in Spaswinefood. You can also visit my travel column at the Examiner. Sharon July 2014 Paso Robles, California © Spaswinefood Follow me on Twitter and Facebook …

    spaswinefoodin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

    …, a brilliant expression of Rhone style wines in California. Beckmen Grenache Rose – a deep rose, rich and bold but still a bright expression of rose on a hot day. Kaena Grenache Rosé - light, bright, rose petals and necterines. The perfect thing to quench your thirst and quite the opposite of the Beckmen. Kaena Larner Vineyard Grenache - highly aromatic…

    Luscious Lushesin Syrah- 3 readers -