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

    …, consisted of 76 cases of Celilo Vineyards Pinot Noir from vines planted in 1973. The next year, production was increased to include Columbia Valley Syrah and Grenache. At the same time they began working with vineyards to plant Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise and Carignan. All grapes are hand picked and brought to the winery where they are partially…

    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

    …- California, Central Coast SRP: $20 Smells like purple Kool-Aid packets, Twizzlers, vanilla cola and rose petals. Light tannins, soft acid, a fresh and juicy mouthfeel that’s reminiscent of Beaujolais. Flavors of strawberry jam and cranberry sauce, and I get some pepper, rhubarb and green olive notes as well. A juicy, fun, fruit-packed blend of 75…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

    Today’s Fresh Sheet – reviews of new and recent releases – includes wines from Kevin White Winery, Kerloo Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, Columbia Crest, Long Shadows project wines, Guardian Cellars, Maryhill Winery and more. Note: These are reviews for wines received and sampled prior to October 1st when my responsibilities changed for Wine Enthusiast to cover all of Washington.

    Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report- 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

    … September 19th was yet another “wine holiday” – the Grenache Day. Grenache, which is known in Spain as Garnacha, needs no introduction for the oenophiles. One of the most planted red grapes in the world. A star of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Priorat, California, Australia and many other countries and regions. A grape with the middle name “rich…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Pinot Noir Syrah- 5 readers -
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