Formerly referred to as Moustardier in the old vineyards of Gigondas and Tavel, this grape variety is little grown nowadays. When blended with other grapes, it contributes fruity and spicy notes.
Wines made from Counoise are light in colour. They are delicate and fruity in flavour, with a variety of fruity, floral and spicy notes.
Counoise is used throughout the Rhone Valley area.