Vin de Pays

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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French expression meaning ‘country wine’ which was adopted for an intermediate category of wines created in france in 1973, and formalized in 1979, to recognize and encourage the production of wines between vin de table, and appellation contrôlée in quality. This category has been superseded by igp wines.