Appellation for red, rosé and white wines in the east of the French wine-growing region Languedoc south of the city of Nimes. The area is geographically still in the Languedoc, however, has been part of the wine-growing region since 2004 Rhone because the wines of the local typicality rather correspond (the enclave AOC Clairette de Bellegarde belongs however to the Languedoc). The formerly named "Costières du Gard" area was renamed in 1989 to avoid confusion with the IGP Gard. The vineyards cover 4,600 hectares of vineyards on mighty gravel soils, spread over 24 municipalities in the Département Gard extend.
Red wines and rosé wines account for over 90% of production. They will consist of a maximum of 40% Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and Cinsault, at least 25% Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), as well as at least 20% Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) and or Syrah blended. Rosé also allows 10% of white varieties. The white wine consists of Clairette Blanche, Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Bourboulenc, maximum 40% Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ), and a maximum of 50% Marsanne. Roussanne. Macabeo and role ( Vermentino ). Well-known producers are Domaine de l'Amarine, Château Paul Blanc, Château de Campuget, Château Grande Cassagne, Domaine le Grand Plaignol, Mas Neuf, Château Mourgues du Grès, Château de la Tuilerie and Domaine du Vieux Relais.