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Gard

Département in the south France on the Mediterranean coast with the capital Nîmes in the political region of Occitania. It was named after the River Gard, a tributary of the Rhône, and lies between the départements Hérault (west) and Vaucluse (east). The department is geologically divided into four zones. These are the Cévennes in the northwest, the bush landscapes in the center, the Costières in the southeast and the lowlands in the south consisting of the Rhônetal and the Mediterranean coastal plain. It is Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and autumns with heavy rain and the cold and dreaded Mistral wind. Gard is under the wine law of the two regions Languedoc and Rhone divided up. The AOC areas:

Vineyards near Tresques in the district of Nimes

The country wine or the entire département comprehensive IGP area is called Gard. There are also the local IGP areas Cévennes, Coteaux du Pont du Gard, Duché d'Uzès and Sable de Camargue (formerly Vin de pays Sables du Golfe du Lion), as well as the huge national IGP area Pays d'Oc, To 80% red wines and each 10% rosé and white wines are produced. As a specialty, there is also a hellgekelterte rose version Gris de gris, The most important red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Merlot, Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Cinsault, Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) Pinot Noir and Syrah, the main white varieties are Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc, Role ( Vermentino ) Viognier and Clairette,

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