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Counoise (France)

The dark-skinned Counoise grows primarily in the French Rhône valley.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Redcurrant
Red
Currant
Plum
Plum

Anise
Anise
Licorice
Licorice
Spices
Spices
Pepper
Pepper

Red berry flavors are typical for Counoise , with hints of Anise and Licorice.

Profile

Counoise is a light and spicy red wine with high acidity:

BODYLight
TANNINSLow
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
16-17°C (61-63°F)

Food Pairing


Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Antipasti
Antipasti
Pasta
Pasta
Sandwich
Sandwich

Salami
Salami
Cheese
Cheese
Pizza
Pizza
Sausages
Sausages

Chicken
Chicken
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Counoise pairs well with Provence and Mediterranean Cuisine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Hearty Sausages. Gumbo.
Roasted and Grilled Meat. Stews.
Chicken. Pork. Duck. Lamb. Goat.

Cheese:
Aged Cheese. Gruyere.

French Specialities:
Tuna Niçoise.

If You Like Counoise

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The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is the perfect glass for light and fruity red wines.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

About

The dark-skinned Counoise grows primarily in the French Rhône Valley.

It does not have much colour or tannins by itself, but has a peppery note and a good acidity, perfect to wine blends and rosé.
It is one of the grapes allowed into the blend of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Côtes du Rhône

Côtes du Rhône is an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) wine region in the Rhône Valley of France. There are two main regions:

France

Côtes du Rhône North

In the North, the main grape is Syrah.

The grapes grows on very steep slopes, and are manually picked in hillside trolleys, wich adds to the price.

Côtes du Rhône South

In the South, the main grape is Grenache.

The area is famous for its GSM wines: A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

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