The appellation is located in the very east of the French wine region Languedoc near the Mediterranean coast. The two AOC are located southwest of it Muscat de Mireval and Muscat de Frontignan (both with similar wine). The White sweet wine was classified as AOC in 1943. It belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The wine already had an excellent reputation at the beginning of the 17th century and was sold at Versailles at the court of the Sun King Louis XIV (1638-1715) served.
The vineyards cover 340 hectares of vines on strong containing iron oxide and therefore red colored clay soils. They extend over the four municipalities of Lunel, Lunel-Viel (with the best locations of Clos du Mazet, Clos Bousquet, Clos du Capitaine Coste and Clos Reynaud), Vérargues and Saturargues in the department Hérault, It is one of the four Vin doux naturel in the Languedoc. It is 100% pure Muscat Blanc vinified. Around 80 winegrowers are at the winegrowers' cooperative Les Vignerons du Muscat de Lunel.