Counoise

Common synonyms: Aubon, Caula, Conese, Connoges, Connoise, Counese, Couneso, Counoiso, Counoueiso, Damas noir, Grosse Rogettaz, Guenoise, Moustardier, Quennoise

Parentage of the grape: Unknown

History of the grape: Counoise is primarily known as one of the 13 varieties allowed in Chateaneuf du Pape. It adds to the aromatics of the final wine. While some are content to let this low-yielding grape disappear, it does have some high-profile fans. Most notably, the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel adds 5% Counoise to its wines. Varietal bottlings are also increasing, and some in California, such as Randal Grahm and Jed Steele, have had success with it.

Characteristics of the grape: dark fruit, spice, pepper, moderate alcohol, good acidity, relatively pale color

Regions where the grape currently is important: the southern Rhone, expecially Chateauneuf du Pape, as well as the Coteaux du Languedoc; California

Type or types of wines the grape produces: Cuonoise may not make up a large percentage Read more »

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  • Counoise Domaine de Monpertuis 2010

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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


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  • Adelaida Cellars the Tribe 2009

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    Fantastic red blend from Paso Robles. Very smooth, balanced with medium tannins and a long finish. Loads of dark fruit, dried black cherries, plum, some smoke and leather. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Proprietary Blend Wine 2011

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    Very nice, smooth Paso Robles blend of 52% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre, 1% Counoise. Well balanced with nice dark cherry, plum, slight smoke, smooth tannins and clean, crisp acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Adelaida Version Red Paso Robles 2007

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    Fantastic blend from Paso Robles. Lots of dark fruit but not overly jammy. Great balance with some earthy tones, good tannins and a great finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • I am not super familiar with Paso Robles and was even a bit apprehensive to go ... 2010 CounoiseThen, my friend "Had" to see Justin, so we ventured up there.  The place is nice with beautiful gardens and the Just-Inn looks like a fun quaint place to stay and the food from the restaurant smelled great.  My only disappointment was that much of th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Paso Robles Labor Day Weekend...


  • Tablas Creek Counoise Paso Robles 2010

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    Subtle nose of dried red flowers with cranberry and pomegranate. Nice flavors and a nice subtlety. Straw and crisp red berry fruit. Lingers on dry cranberry. Nice.91 pts.9/1/12 at winery Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Booker Vineyard Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles Oublie 2010

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    Wow, almost two years to the day of aging. Outstanding GSMC! Layers upon layers of complex varietals intermingling in a delightful masterfully crafted blend. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Olson Ogden Red Blend California Milla's Blend 2009

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    I went to a Olson Ogden Winemaker Dinner with John Ogden and this is one of the ... ... paired!A blend of mainly Counoise, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Marsanne, this Rhone style wine was simple and easy to drink. It had good acidity but not much tannins which is probably a result of the Counoise, which has thin skin and is know to not impart much tan... Read More

    Wine review by shsim


  • Domaine Ruffinatto Cotes du Luberon 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine for ten pounds when I visited a gentleman in ... ... carignan,15%syrah and 15% counoise and is matured in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night asa an accompaniment to my dinner of roast pork.It has a particularly dark red colour almost like blackcurrants.There is plenty of fruit and flavour there although lik... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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