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Counoise 2017

Counoise 2017
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Spice and pepper followed by red plum, strawberries and anise…this wine provides a wonderful floral and spice aromatic that will not stop. Following with a bright finish of currant, subtle hints of cherry and anise.  There you have a Texas Counoise.

Counoise, pronounced Koon-wah, is a light bodied red wine varietal that has traditionally been used to blend with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre and is one of the sanctioned variatels used in Chateauneuf du Pape.

Careful, gentle processing of this grape during the warm fermentation allows florals and fruit characters to present. Aging in neutral oak barrels promotes the warmth, accenting the inherent fruit, yielding strawberries, light plums, mild licorice with a soft, tannin structure. 

Aromatics: Dried rose petals, cherry, notes of black tea and mild dried herbs

On the Palate: Dried cherries, strawberries, red plums, anise and brown baking spices - creating a soft creamy mouthfeel with medium acidity and light tannins

Enjoy now, age 3-5 years

Decant 30 minutes

Serve 60-65ºF

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Counoise
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Vineyard Designation
Farmhouse Vineyards
Harvest Date
September, 2017
Sugar
23.5 Brix
Aging
20 months, French and American oak barrels
Fermentation
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
Bottling Date
July, 2019
Residual Sugar
Dry, 0.4 g/L
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Awards
2019 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition - GOLD Medal, 93 points
Vineyard Notes
Farmhouse Vineyards, Counoise (95%) Meadow, TX, Reddy Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon (5%), Brownfield, TX
Production Notes
Limited Production 740 cases
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled or roasted meat, fish, hearty sausage dishes, tuna Nicoise
Product Reviews
Lizbeth Dobbins's Gravatar
Lizbeth Dobbins
(Nov 25, 2019 at 1:04 PM)
One of the best new offerings from Becker’s. I love it. Bought six bottles and each one reaffirms what a great wine this is.

Billy Euell's Gravatar
Billy Euell
(Dec 4, 2019 at 5:35 AM)
My wife and I love this wine! The Becker description and tasting notes are spot on. While we plan on drinking it year-round, its spicy floral cherry flavors, as well as it's beautiful color, makes it especially nice during the holidays!

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