This appellation North-East of Montpellier produces only red wine from five Languedoc grape varieties: Grenache Noir, Syrah/Shiraz, Monastrell/Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Carignan. They come from a blend of at least three of these grape varieties and are matured for at least twelve months. Benefiting from the coolness coming down from the Larzac mountain plateaus with thermal amplitudes that can reach more than 20°C in summer between day and night, the ripening of the fruit takes place slowly and progressively. This gives the wine a liveliness and aromatic complexity. It is the terroir here that takes precedence over the grape variety: the personality of Terrasses du Larzac is expressed depending on the type of soil (clay-limestone, rolled pebbles, red rushes...) These are complex, powerful wines without being overly heavy. Extending over 32 of the 168 communes of the Coteaux du Languedoc, in 2014 it obtained the AOC designation in its own right rather than just being one of the possible geographical footnotes. This makes it a full-fledged appellation delivering the greatest pleasure to Languedoc wine lovers.