La Zouina Volubilia Gris 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

In 2001 Gérard Gribelin and Philippe Gervoson fell in love with Domaine de la Zouina. Struck by the richness of the terroir, the particularity of the soil and the climate, they were certain that they could produce unique results and so they decided to translate their passion and wine-making savoir-faire from Pessac-Leognan to Morocco. Monsieur Gribelin has been running Château de Fieuzal for about thirty years. His son Christophe now runs Zouina. Monsieur Gervoson has been director of Château Larrivet Haut-Brion since 1987 To maximise the efficiency of the vines the work in the vineyard is meticulous. 4000 vines per hectare eliminates stress hydrique and canopy management achieves the best aeration for the vines and reduces the need for phytosanitary products. Quality is further enhanced by voluntary small yields, a green harvest at the beginning of summer and various tris which discard the grapes which do not merit being in the final blend. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are the main varieties for the reds, with Tempranillo and Mourvèdre also planted. Our two intrepid Bordeaux brethren are exacting in the vinification of the wines and to that end have equipped the winery with the latest in equipment and technology. They enlarged and modernised the winery buildings, equipped the chais with a cold room to preserve the aromatic integrity of the harvest and also installed triage tables, introduced a gravity feeder to prevent crushing and subsequent oxidation of the grapes, not to mention vertical presses and small concrete tanks. The Gris has the translucent delicacy of a Provençale pink wine. Made from Mourvèdre and Tempranillo, it is elegant with good minerality and expression of red fruits.

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In 2001 Gérard Gribelin and Philippe Gervoson fell in love with Domaine de la Zouina. Struck by the richness of the terroir, the particularity of the soil and the climate, they were certain that they could produce unique results and so they decided to translate their passion and wine-making savoir-faire from Pessac-Leognan to Morocco. Monsieur Gribelin has been running Château de Fieuzal for about thirty years. His son Christophe now runs Zouina. Monsieur Gervoson has been director of Château Larrivet Haut-Brion since 1987 To maximise the efficiency of the vines the work in the vineyard is meticulous. 4000 vines per hectare eliminates stress hydrique and canopy management achieves the best aeration for the vines and reduces the need for phytosanitary products. Quality is further enhanced by voluntary small yields, a green harvest at the beginning of summer and various tris which discard the grapes which do not merit being in the final blend. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are the main varieties for the reds, with Tempranillo and Mourvèdre also planted. Our two intrepid Bordeaux brethren are exacting in the vinification of the wines and to that end have equipped the winery with the latest in equipment and technology. They enlarged and modernised the winery buildings, equipped the chais with a cold room to preserve the aromatic integrity of the harvest and also installed triage tables, introduced a gravity feeder to prevent crushing and subsequent oxidation of the grapes, not to mention vertical presses and small concrete tanks. The Gris has the translucent delicacy of a Provençale pink wine. Made from Mourvèdre and Tempranillo, it is elegant with good minerality and expression of red fruits.

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