Rabat the capital


Rabat is the capital of Morocco and its seventh largest city centre and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. Once a reputed corsair haven, Rabat served as one of the many ports in North Africa for the Barbary pirates, who were particularly active from the 16th through the 18th centuries.

The Moroccan capital was ranked at second place by CNN in its "Top Travel Destinations of 2013". It is one of four Imperial cities of Morocco, and the medina of Rabat is listed as a World Heritage Site.

La Ferme Rouge covers an area that spans 2000 acres (800 hectares). About 37 miles (120 km) from Rabat, in the Zaer region. On this territory famous for its black soil (shots) and red hamri, an area called La Ferme Rouge contributes since 1908 to the wine history of Morocco.

The vines of red grapes are planted on sections oriented southwest. The main red varieties planted in the field are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah, Tempranillo, Malbec, Merlot, Tannat ...

For its part, the white vine is planted on ancient sands and clay-limestone prairies southwest also. The varieties of this vine consist mainly of Sauvignon, Chardonay and Viognier.