Terret Noir cultivation is concentrated in the Mediterranean region. There are two other varieties of Terret, namely Terret Gris and Terret Blanc. Often blended with Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, Terret Noir softens the wine and produces light, low-alcohol wines with good acidity. It is renowned for its plum and redcurrant aromas. It is an accessory grape variety which should not exceed 10% of the grape variety.
Counoise, also known as “Moustardier” is a black grape variety of Spanish origin, widely grown in the south of France. Its bunches are of medium size, but its grapes are large. It’s best to prune it short to keep its production balanced. Its ripening period is the second stage but production depends on the vintage. The Counoise gives a fine, fruity, supple wine with good acidity, with notes of fruit, flowers and spices. Its colour is more or less dark and brilliant and it’s an accessory grape variety which shouldn’t exceed 10% of the grape variety.