2021 Railsback Frères Counoise 'Cuvée Speciale,' Santa Ynez Valley
SKU: B22Regular price $44.95
This Counoise comes from a single parcel in Santa Ynez Valley that’s wild with limestone and fossils. The cuttings of these vines actually come from the Beaucastel in Chateaneuf-du-Pape. After reaching out to several winemakers in Provence for their advice on growing Counoise, it was advised that Counoise is the grape of the future. In a world of ongoing climate change, the grape has natural acidity lending itself well to warm growing conditions. It’s floral and fresh, though structured and minerally, not unlike Cru Beaujolais. It spends ten months in neutral French oak.