The Wine: La Gazelle de Mogador 2018
Le Domaine Du Val D’Argan La Gazelle de Mogador is a skin-contact natural wine (orange wine) made from a blend of Muscat of Alexandria and Viognier farmed organically in Morocco. The vineyards are farmed using camels, the grapes are grown on clay and limestone soil. Low-intervention in the cellar – minimal sulfites added at bottling. Aromatic medium body orange wine, honey, and stonefruit on the nose, bright acidity. Serving temperature: 55 F.
The Producer: Le Domaine Du Val D’Argan
At Le Domaine du Val d’Argan, they don’t use tractors in the vineyard. They use camels. The annual production at Le Domaine du Val d’Argan is roughly 1500 hectoliters or 200 000 bottles, stored in our cellar in Essaouira, Morocco. Recently, we have built a buried cellar, where we can store and age 300,000 bottles, as well as an underground cellar where we house 40 barrels for the breeding of our VAL D’ARGAN and ORIAN ROUGE. Wine style and grape varieties at Val d’Argan focus on traditional Rhone-style blends.
Wine tastings and tours are available at Val d’Argan. Only a short 20 minute drive from Essaouira. There is a restaurant on-site that Winetraveler visitors appreciate as one of the main attractions. You can have a relaxing lunch outdoors and even jump in the pool. Wine tastings and tours at Val d’Argan are available and the guides are known to speak excellent English. (source: Wine Traveler)
The Region: Morocco