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Costières de Nîmes is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for wines that are produced in an area between the ancient city of Nîmes and the western Rhône delta, in the French department of the Gard.

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Formerly, Costières de Nîmes was part of the Languedoc region of France. As the wines more resemble those of the Rhône valley in character than of the Languedoc, it is now part of the Rhone wine area and administered by the Rhône Wine committee which has its headquarters in Avignon.

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The Costières de Nîmes produce mostly red wines, from Syrah and Mourvèdre together 20%, Grenache minimum of 25%, Carignan maximum 40%, Cinsault, maximum 40%.

They are closer in style to Rhône wine than Languedoc wine and generally they are elegant, well balanced, lightly structured, with aromas of red fruit, blackberry, prune and black cherry.

Some of the wines are rounder, more generous, with a higher level of tannins. The reds account for approximately 59% of the total production.

data source: wikipedia

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