The appellation is located in the north of the French winegrowing region Languedoc, It was classified as AOC in 2005 and belongs to the highest quality category "Crus du Languedoc". The area was characterized by the wines of the therefore pioneered Aimé Guibert at his winery Mas de Daumas-Gassac known in the municipality of Aniane. The vineyards cover 570 hectares of vineyards on sandy, stony limestone soils on the slopes of the Causse du Lazarc. They span 32 municipalities in the département Hérault,
Red wine and rosé are made from at least 2 of the 3 main grape varieties Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) and Syrah, as well as Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and Cinsault blended. Well-known producers are Château de Jonquières, Coopérative Castelbarry, Domaine des Conquêtes, Domaine La Croix Chaptal, Domaine de Malavieille, Domaine de Montcalmès, Domaine Mon Rêve, Les Vignes Oubliées and Mas des Chimères.