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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  • Napa Cellars Zinfandel 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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


  • Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Proprietary Blend Wine 2011

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    Tablas Creek Patelin Rouge 2010 A partnership in Paso Robles between the Perrin ... ... 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 pai... Read More

    Wine review by terroir360


  • Beckmen Vineyards Santa Ynez Valley Cuvee le Bec 2010

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    Spicy and herbal on the nose with hints of sandalwood and dried herbs along with a hint of vanilla over raspberry, blueberry and blackberry fruit. Very frutti del bosco here. Bright and lively on entry and very much in the style of a top Cots du Rhone. This has no fat to obscure the very pretty strawberry, herb and floral notes on entry, deepeni... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • 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


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