Test Your Wine Knowledge
Morocco, one of the largest wine producers in the muslim world, does make some interesting wines. Do you know what varietals they grow?
a) mostly indigenous varietals
b) mostly French with some indigenous varietals
c) all French varietals
The Answer is B) mostly French with some indigenous varietals
It makes sense that a country bordering the Mediterranean would make wine. When France was struck with Phylloxera in the late 1800s Morocco was one of the largest importers to France and the French were key in cultivating vineyards and bringing their practices to Morocco. In 1956 the wine industry collapsed due to the Moroccan independence. Red wine accounts for 75% production (Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault dominate) and rosé 20% and the remaining in white (Clairette, Ugni Blanc, Chardonnay and Farranah). Farranah is indigenous to Morocco.