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Counoise

The red variety comes from France, Synonyms include Aubon, Caula, Conese, Coneze, Connoges, Connoise, Counèse, Counoe, Counoïso, Counoueiso, Grosse Rogettaz, Guénoise, Quenoise and Rivier. She may not be with the related and morphological similar Aubun (with which it is often grown mixed in older vineyards and the synonym Grosse Rogettaz shares) are confused. The medium to late ripening vine is prone to Botrytis, It produces acidic, peppery Red wines especially for blends. It is a very old variety of the Rhône, which was already mentioned in 1626 in Avignon.

Counoise - grape and leaf

The variety is in numerous appellations on the Rhone, as well as in the regions Languedoc and Provence admitted, so for example Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Côtes du Rhône. Gigondas and Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, In 2010, 408 hectares were recorded in France with decreasing trend (in 2000 there were 638). The wine pioneer James Busby (1802-1871) led them together with Aubun in the early 1830s in Australia on. Small stocks should also be in the US states California and Washington give.

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Photos : Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof - 76833 Siebeldingen, GERMANY

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