Originally brought to southern France’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape region in the mid-14th century by monks from Spain, this grape has been a small but notable addition to many of the region’s blends ever since. Counoise’s bold, almost candied, fruit and spice help balance the darker and more tannic Syrah and Mourvedre that make up most of most Châteauneuf-du-Pape blends. Given the right conditions – soil, site, and vintage – the grape can also make a beautiful stand-alone wine, which is precisely what we have here. Strawberry and raspberry dominate the palate of this licorice and an anise-scented charmer. A pleasant earthy note rounds out the finish. It is super-friendly with all manner of foods. This Counoise is a summer-weight red. Enjoy with a slight chill.
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Appellation||Santa Ynez Valley|