In the Gard, favoured by strong sunshine and a highly developed diversity of soils and terroirs, the whole of wine-growing has undergone a real revolution over the last twenty years.
Moving from a period of high production corresponding to mass consumption, all the winegrowers and their marketing structures (cooperative cellars and private estates) have enabled a huge leap forward: choice of grape varieties, a strong policy of qualitative grubbing up, reduction of production yields and research into new methods of vinification among others. Thus, the production of Vins de Pays has turned towards fruity wines, sometimes reinforced by the typicality of certain grape varieties (chardonnay, viognier, merlot).
This evolution has made it possible to reply at the demand, while at the same time allowing the possibility of exporting the wines, which has been growing steadily for the last ten years or so. To discover them, nothing beats a short stop at the village cooperative cellar, or the private estate indicated on the roadside. Vineyards & the wine road.