"A ruby shade in the glass, this bottling pops on the nose with pomegranate and joyous red-plum aromas, as toasty brown Christmas spices linger in the background. Tangy acidity and a relatively light body present baked red-plums flavors on the palate." ~ Wine Enthusiast
Generally used in blends, we have chosen to use Counoise as a standalone to showcase its quality and complexity. On the nose, aromas of dark cherry, wild black raspberry and red plum dominate, with secondary notes of cedar, anise, vanilla and baking spices. Black cherry, plum and wild strawberry coat the palate with finishing notes of cinnamon, vanilla and sandalwood.
Counoise would be a perfect complement to sausage and shrimp jambalaya, grilled lamb chops or stuffed bell peppers.