Moroccan wines have a rich and colorful history that dates back centuries. In the 10th century, the region of Rabat was producing the red wine called ‘waras’ which became renowned for its quality. Later on, during the 1500s, Portuguese settlers brought viticulture to Morocco and helped shape the production that is still in use today.
Modern Moroccan winemaking is centered around Mediterranean grape varietals, such as Grenache and Carignan for reds and Vermentino and Muscat for whites. These grapes thrive in the dry climate of most parts of Morocco, producing vibrant wines with generous aromatics. There are also some local grapes used – including Semillon Gris, Mourvedre and Barbareno – that offer complex flavors to blends or stand-alone bottlings.
Overall, Moroccan wines are known for their quality, flavor profiles and affordability – making them an excellent choice for everyday drinking or special occasions alike! With winemaking traditions rooted in ancient times still being practiced today – it’s no wonder why Morocco has become a must-visit destination for wine officianados everywhere.