The small appellation is located in the center of the French wine-growing region Provence southeast of the city of Aix-en-Provence. In the north of it lies the great appellation Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence; Palette is also often considered to be due to the quality of the wines Grand Cru of the area. The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vineyards in the two municipalities Meyreuil and Le Tholonet and some parcels of Aix-en-Provence. The special limestone floor called "Calcaire de Langesse" was the main reason for building the appellation in 1948. The vineyards share the wineries Château Crémade, Château de Meyreuil, Château Henri Bonnaud, Château Simone Domaine du Grand Côté and Domaine Dupéré Barrera.
There is a confusing variety of varieties with around 30 sometimes very rare grape varieties. Red wine and rosé are made from at least 50% of the main varieties Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ), Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) and Plant d'Arles ( Cinsault ), as Brun Fourca. Cabernet Sauvignon. Carignan Noir. Castets. Durif. Muscat d'Hamburg. Syrah. Teoulier Noir and Tibouren, and a maximum of 15% blended white varieties. The white wine is made from at least 55% of the main variety Clairette, as well as Aragnan Blanc ( Picardan ) Colombard, Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Muscat Blanc. Pascal Blanc. Piquepoul Blanc. Terret Gris and Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) pressed.