The appellation is located in the southeast of the French wine region Languedoc on the Mediterranean coast. The AOC closes to the west Muscat de Frontignan on and a little further northeast of it is the AOC Muscat de Lunel (both with similar wine). The White sweet wine was classified as AOC in 1959. It belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The vineyards cover 290 hectares of vines on strong containing iron oxide and thereby red colored clay soils, which are interspersed with limestone. They extend on the slopes of the Montagne de la Gardiole over the two municipalities Mireval and Vic-la-Gardiole in the department Hérault, It is one of the four Vin doux naturel in the Languedoc. It is 100% pure Muscat Blanc vinified. Well-known producers are CV Rabelais, Cave le Placard à Pinard and Domaine Mas Jacquet.