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 Rouge is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah, Mourvedre and Tempranillo. It has a lovely, clean nose of red and blackcurrant with gamey and vanilla hints. Ripe, smooth palate of mocha, concentrated red berries with hints of leather and game, it ends with juicy freshness and soft tannins.