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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  • Tablas Creek Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles Côtes de Tablas 2009


    £14.222011à Agricola Montalbera S.r.l. - via Montalbera, 1 - 14030 Castagnole Monferrato (At) ITALY -£14.22 2011 Quite light. Not very serious since it starts out being very fruity. But then it moves on to give that classic Piedmont depth; this is true especially after its left... Read More

    Wine review by RichAd

  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage 2009


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    Wine review by minocencio

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  • Adelaida Version Red 2008


    Excellent red blend from Paso Robles. Dark red cherry, plum, tobacco and a bit of spice. Nice acidity, a bit of earthiness and a long finish. Had this 2008 along side the 2010 and 2009 and this was my favorite. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Orin Swift Zinfandel Blend Napa Valley the Prisoner 2007


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  • Syncline Wine Cellars Cuvée Elena Columbia Valley 2010


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  • There are many wines I'd like to buy if money weren't an issue. ... ... ... 10% Syrah, Grenache, and Counoise. 500 cases produced. Some IWC text: Bright ruby. A drop-dead, room-filling bouquet evokes black raspberry liqueur, incense, anise and lavender, with smoke and herb overtones. Sappy and penetrating, offering deeply pitched but lively da... Read More

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  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage 2009


    This 2009 Blend of Counoise, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Grenache & Syrah from Rhone, France is excellent. Good Ruby-red color with a tight rim variation. Fruit notes of plum and fig with a hint of cocoa and tobacco. It has a long finish on the palette with mid acidity. This wine has not peaked and will mature nicely over time (2019-2024). Best served ... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Tablas Creek Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles Patelin de Tablas 2010


    A partnership in Paso Robles between the Perrin family from the legendary ... ... ... Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise from Tablas Creeks vineyards and other prestigious sites in Paso Robles, its a red wine with a little meatiness lended by the Mourvedre to go along with the bright Grenache and brooding Syrah. Certainly a wine that would pair... Read More

    Wine review by terroir360

  • Tablas Creek White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2008


    Medium dark red violet color; tart berry, cherry, baked cherry, spicy nose; ... 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 6% Counoise) 93+ poin Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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