The appellation is located in the far east of the French winegrowing region Languedoc near the Mediterranean coast. Southwest of it are the two AOCs Muscat de Mireval and Muscat de Frontignan (both with similar wine). The White sweet wine was classified in 1943 as AOC. He belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". Already at the beginning of the 17th century, the wine had an excellent reputation and was in Versailles at the court of the Sun King Louis XIV. (1638-1715) served.
The vineyards cover 340 hectares of vineyards on strong containing iron oxide and thereby red-colored loamy soil. They span the four municipalities of Lunel, Lunel-Viel (with the best locations, Clos du Mazet, Clos Bousquet, Clos du Capitaine Coste and Clos Reynaud), Vérargues and Saturargues in the département Hérault, It is one of the four Vin doux naturel in the Languedoc. He is 100% sorted Muscat Blanc vinified. Around 80 winemakers are at the wine cooperative Les Vignerons du Muscat de Lunel.