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Counoise

Grape Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile: Counoise is a dark-skinned, French grape variety. It is known for its medium body, low tannins and spicy aroma. It is typically described as having aromas of herbs, pepper, red and black fruits. On the palate, it has a bright acidity and a medium finish. Where is it Grown: Counoise is primarily grown in the Rhône Valley in France. It is a minor variety in the region and is typically blended with other varieties such as Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It is also grown in United States, especially in California and Washington. Viticulture and Winemaking: Counoise is a mid to late-ripening variety, often trained as a bush vine and is usually harvested in late September. It is often blended with other varieties in the Rhône Valley and is used to add complexity and aromatic character to the wines. It is usually vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in oak barrels. Regional Styles: In the Rhône Valley, Counoise is typically blended with other varieties to produce full-bodied, spicy red wines. It is also used to make rose wines, which are light in colour and have aromas of red and black fruits. Food Pairing: Counoise pairs well with a variety of dishes, including roasted poultry, grilled meats and pasta dishes. It is also an excellent accompaniment to dishes with herbs, such as ratatouille. Fun Fact: Counoise wines tend to oxidize easily and are therefore better in blends than

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Fresh Counoise grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Foods to pair with Counoise:

Pasta
Pizza
Beef
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Fun Fact about Counoise

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