One of the six major regional IGP areas for the production of country wines in France, The other five are Atlantique. Comtés Rhodania. Comté Tolosan. Pays d'Oc and Val de Loire, It was created in 1999 under the name Vin de pays Portes de Méditerranée and renamed in 2009. The area comprises the eight departments Alpes de Haute-Provence, Alpes Maritimes, Ardèche. Bouches-du-Rhône. Drôme, Hautes-Alpes, var and Vaucluse in the south-east of mainland France and the two departments Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse on the island of Corsica, which were added later.
The narrower geographical names Comté de Grignan and Coteaux de Montélimar can be added to the name Méditerranée. The winegrowing areas are at least partly part of the winegrowing regions Provence. Rhone and Corsica, The most important varieties for the largely produced red wines as well as for rosé wines are Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Syrah. Cinsault, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Caladoc and Marselan, The main types of white wine are Viognier. Muscat Blanc and Chardonnay,