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What is Vins de Pays

To deserve the Vin de Pays designation, a wine must meet a certain number of criteria which may be summed up as follows:
  • The wine must come exclusively from the area of production whose name it bears.
  • It must meet precise standards under analysis.
  • It can only come from ‘recommended’ grape varieties, a list of which is drawn up in each department.
  • It must achieve a tasting accreditation. If the opinion of the Commission is positive, the wine is ‘accredited’ as Vin de Pays in the classification applied for. Only a wine which has been accredited can be marketed as  Vin de Pays.
Not any wine will become a Vin de Pays in France !
As wine lovers across the world already know, Vins de Pays wines are a taste of France and always constitute a safe bet. Back home, French consumers also hold wines in high esteem and know that not only are Vins de Pays wines gaining in popularity, but they also offer extremely good value for money.

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