2017 Counoise $27
Counoise, pronounced COON-WAHZ , is a dark, thin skinned red grape, hailing from the Southern Rhone in France. Normally blended away as a balancing act in Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines adding a nice pepper note with bright acidity.
In California, there is very little acreage of the varietal planted. This wines is meant to be a fun summer red, served slightly chilled to go along with your charcuterie plate.
This wine is bright, fresh, and fun. At just 12% alcohol, it is a super easy sipper. There is great cherry note on the nose, and fresh squeezed berries and orange zest. On the palate, this wine is all high toned - high acid, high fruit, high spice. It’s perfect for your summer picnic.