The Gard IGP stands for Protected Geographical Indication of Gard. These are wines produced in France for an IGP request, accompanied by specifications to be respected, obtained a favorable opinion from the INAO (National Institute of Origin and Quality).
The vineyards of Vins de Pays du Gard are located straddling the vineyards of Languedoc and the southern Rhône.
This IGP has earned its letters of nobility through the hard work of the winemakers, by offering complete wines which do not necessarily correspond to wines of inferior quality to the AOCs.
The flexibility of IGP legislation allows producers to create wines that go off the beaten track of the vineyards when they are found.
The Vins de Pays du Gard wines are available in three colors, Red, White, Rosé.
The vins de pays appear by decree on September 1, 1968, highlighting the vins de pays from departments and wines from the countries by zone. From October 1987, a decree added a third type of wine from regionally denominated.
On September 1, 2000, the wines of the department must meet strict specifications of the production conditions. On August 1, 2009, the vins de pays changed status by becoming Protected Geographical Indications (IGP) recognized at European level.
Les Vignerons du Castelas cellar in Rochefort-du-Gard produces Vins de Pays du Gard in all three colors. The grape varieties used for the production of the IGP du Gard Rouge are Syrah and Grenache Noir. For the production of the IGP du Gard Rosé there is Grenache Noir and Cinsault. For the production of the IGP du Gard Blanc we find Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Several IGP du Gard vintages offered by Les Vignerons du Castelas are single-grape variety.