The Costières du Nîmes appellation was called Costières du Gard before changing its name to Costières de Nîmes in 1989. The vineyards cover the area south of Nîmes in the Camargue region. Costières de Nimes is quite different from any other appellation. The soil is made up of round pebbles. Costières de Nîmes predominantly produces red and rosé wine from Carignan grapes primarily and Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and other typical Languedoc grape varieties. Costières de Nimes wines are usually fruity. Reds are rich, closer to Rhône wines than Languedoc. Rosé are light and dry, traditionally well balanced and delicate.