DOMAINE DE LA ZOUINA, Meknès
In 2001, during a golfing holiday, Gérard Gribelin (Château de Fieuzal) and Philippe Gervoson (Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion) discovered and purchased the beautiful 115-ha vineyards and oliveraie of Domaine de la Zouina (beautiful in Arabic), nestled between the foothills of the Rif and the Middle Atlas Mountain.
Convinced of the immense potential of the terroir and climate, they installed a brand new winery and replanted the vineyards (all within the Guerrouane appellation)
Today, the winery is run by Gribelin’s son Christophe, helped by winemaker Philippe Lespy. They apply their Bordeaux know-how and can enjoy the freedom of winemaking
and experimenting in Morocco.
Volubilia Gris (or Rosé) is made with Caladoc and Marselan grapes. The nose is intriguing, fresh, zesty with mineral notes. The palate is rounded, light and delicate, fennel, herbal notes and citrus fruit are underpinned by a grippy, mineral acidity.