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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
Texas High Plains
Vineyard Designation
Farmhouse Vineyards
Harvest Date
September, 2017
23.5 Brix
20 months, French and American oak barrels
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
Bottling Date
July, 2019
Residual Sugar
Dry, 0.4 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
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
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