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

Counoise - bunch of grapes and leaf

The variety is available in numerous appellations Rhone, as well as in the regions Languedoc and Provence approved, for example Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cotes du Rhone. Gigondas and Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, In 2010, 408 hectares with falling tendencies were registered in France (compared to 638 in 2000). The wine pioneer James Busby (1802-1871) introduced her to Aubun in the early 1830s Australia on. Small stocks are also said to be in the US California and Washington give.

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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