Young Priorat winemaker heads to Morocco

by  |  02-09-2015

“Farid, what’s this stick across my seat for?” “Oh that… it’s for the snakes. Unfortunately here in Morocco, they’re all poisonous but since we’re already at 42C this morning, I don’t think there’ll be any in the vineyards today. Everyone has a hat, right?” I did indeed have my hat and such were the comforting words from winery manager Farid Ouissa that started a 48 hour, shotgun visit to the vineyards around Meknès, Morocco, during Ramadan :(. Being friends with Albert Costa of the Vall Llach winery in Priorat, he’d been telling me about his random trips to the country and during a recent dinner, he mentioned he would be going again in a week. Despite living in Spain, I’d never been to Morocco and more to the point, I’d never tried Moroccan wines so I immediately booked a flight to tag along and see what was afoot. The name […]
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