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

    … it with food, I wanted to find a Washington Grüner Veltliner to compare. Linda and I learned that there is precious little Grüner Veltliner grown in Washington. But we did find a Washington winery making Grüner Veltliner. Syncline Wine Cellars in the Columbia River Gorge AVA makes a limited amount of Grüner Veltliner. You can listen to our podcast…

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

    … the ragtag mob of Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah and Counoise (as is should!) this is a velvety-smooth, aromatically-splendid wine with immediate appeal and also masses of power and bravado which will propel it forwards for a further five to eight year. Please recalibrate your senses and fall back in love with this noble appellation while repelling all halfwits and pretenders for evermore. …

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

    …, but this seems ready to go now. A blend of 53% Syrah, 27% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre and 2% Counoise. (89 points IJB) Review: 2012 Bonny Doon Vineyard Contra - California SRP: $13 A pretty rose-violet color. Fresh cherries and raspberries on the nose, along with lots of roses, potpourri, vermouth spices, some savory tones. Full, fine tannins, fresh acid…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Rhone Ranger Wines from Elyse

    … cases and the wines are nationally and internationally distributed. Ray grew up on a dairy farm in northwest New Jersey and tended various crops before tiring of milk and leaving the roost. After a two year stint in the army and extensive travel in Europe and Africa, he returned to the states and attended Stockbridge Agricultural College…

    Cliff's Wine Picksin Pinot Noir Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Tales From: Frick Winery, Dry Creek Valley

    … Points. 2011 Frick Winery C² (C squared): Retail $24. 60% Carignane 40% Cinsaut. The predominance of the Carignane comes through (noticeable tannin), but the Cinsaut more than keeps it in check. A fun wine. Very Good. 87-89 Points. 2011 Frick Winery C³ (C cubed): Retail $24. 40% Cinsaut, 40% Carignane, 20% Counoise. Fruitier than the previous…

    Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclistin Syrah- 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- 4 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

    …, so here is our wine – 2006 Pax Cuvée Moriah Sonoma County (15.9% ABV, 88% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre, 3% Syrah, 2% Counoise, 1% Roussanne). Cork is out, pour in the glass, swirl, smell. Beautiful. Bright fruit, spices, herbs – a delicious promise. On the palate, great concentration, big, texturally present, roasted meat and bright cherries, clean…

    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 -
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