Epicuria Chardonnay, Domaine de La Zouina, Meknes, Morocco 2020
Regular price £21.20
Domaine de La Zouina
Located 120 kilometres from Rabat, the region of Meknes is Morocco’s wine capital boasting luscious and fertile land by virtue of its altitude, its amount of sunshine and its mild temperatures.
Gérard Gribelin and Philippe Gervoson fell in love with the soils of the area on a golf trip in 2001. They must have thrown their clubs away and begun work immediately, as by 2002 they had formed a partnership (Volubilia) with Domaine de la Zouina and planted 63 hectares of vines.
The seriousness with which they are approaching the venture indicates a level of understanding of the potential of the region that many are unaware of. Great care is being taken in the vineyards and much effort is dedicated to extracting maximum potential from the estate. Domaine de la Zouina is currently managed by Gérard Gribelin’s son, Christophe, and the vineyard management and winemaking is in the hands of Philippe Lespy, formerly of Domaines Barons de Rothschild.
Epicuria Chardonnay 2020
A nose of white flowers and Pear given by a harvest at full maturity. Several months of barrel ageing assist in delivering hints of vanilla and toast.