The “terraces” of the Larzac plateau is an apt name for this area. These terraces were formed during the last ice age as the large ice cap on the Larzac plateau melted and slide towards the sea, carrying much rock and soil with it. Due to its relative elevation and distance from the sea, as well as a large diurnal range, the wines retain a lovely freshness. This area also has a more continental climate and more rainfall. This AOC is only authorized for red wine production, whites and rosés may be labeled AOC Languedoc.