About Counoise Red Wine

About Counoise Red Wine
A dark skinned red Rhone grape that can be used in the blend for Chateauneuf-de-Pape. Rarely seen in varietally labeled bottlings, it has a distinctive clay-like earthiness with bright acidity and light tannins.

Top Picks for Counoise

Michael Gill Cellars 2018 Estate Bottled Counoise
91 points
$48
Bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry, rose hips, fresh oregano, cumin, and bay with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish imparting notes of watermelon with rind and paprika with no oak flavor. A fresh, juicy, joyful wine with a great sense of authenticity; a terrific summer pick.