Reader Beware! The following is a French-Moroccan website translated by the winemaker.. who does not appear to speak much English! The major take-away here is that this wine is amazing... I mean, a truly epic deep red from Morocco with so much light and energy. It's intense, and flavorful and just damn fine. Grown both Biodynamically and Organically, this coastal winery is farmed by hand or with camels. COOL. 🐫 - Drew
Terroir: Clay and Limestone
Climate: Semi-Arid with average rainfall of 150 to 200 mm per year and a torrific summer. average temperature 20 ° C.
Grape variety: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre.
Vinification: Pre-fermentation cold maceration, 12 to 15 days vatting, vinification at 24/25 ° C. Aging in vats.
Nose: Greedy nose of jammy red fruits.
Palate: Balanced, a good freshness in the mouth.
Food and wine pairing: Serve with grilled meats, cooked vegetables, cheeses and fresh fruits.
_TWO VINEYARDS… ONE PASSION_
_Winemaker at Château de la FONT DU LOUP in CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE since 1977 and keeping the pioneering spirit of my ancestors living in Algeria since 1830, I created a new vineyard in Essaouira in 1994 in Morocco in the region of ESSAOUIRA until then virgin of any vineyard._
_It will take 4 long years to clear, dig, wells and gradually plant the vineyard, build the cellar, its buildings and achieve the property._
_Backed by the desert and benefiting from the trade winds, DOMAINE DU VAL D’ARGAN is the first and only Moroccan vineyard exclusively dedicated to grape varieties of the Rhone Valley._
_All the diversity, the richness of the Rhone vineyard is now beautifully represented in southern Morocco, new land of great wines._
_In 20 years, the vineyard has grown from 5 to 50 hectares and 13 grape varieties from the Rhône Valley are represented._