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Appellation for red, rosé and white wines in the east of the French wine region Languedoc south of the city of Nimes. The area is still geographically in the Languedoc, has been part of the winegrowing region since 2004 Rhone, because the wines from there typicality rather correspond (the enclave AOC Clairette de Bellegarde belongs to the Languedoc). The area formerly known as "Costières du Gard" was renamed in 1989 in order to avoid confusion with the IGP Gard. The vineyards cover 4,600 hectares of vineyards on mighty gravel soils that span over 24 municipalities in the department Gard extend.
Red wines and rosé wines make up over 90% of production. They are made from a maximum of 40% Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and Cinsault, at least 25% Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), as well as at least 20% Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) and or Syrah blended. 10% of the white varieties are also allowed in rosé. The white wine consists of Clairette Blanche, Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Bourboulenc, maximum 40% Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) and a maximum of 50% Marsanne. Roussanne. Macabeo and role ( Vermentino ). Well-known producers are Domaine de l'Amarine, Château Paul Blanc, Château de Campuget, Château Grande Cassagne, Domaine le Grand Plaignol, Mas Neuf, Château Mourgues du Grès, Château de la Tuilerie and Domaine du Vieux Relais.