Top 100 pink wines of Pays d'Oc

Discover the top 100 best pink wines of Pays d'Oc of Pays d'Oc as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the pink wines that are popular of Pays d'Oc and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Pays d'Oc

Pays d'Oc is the PGI for red, white and rosé wines that are produced over a wide area of the southern coast of France. The PGI catchment area corresponds roughly to the Languedoc-roussillon">Languedoc-Roussillon wine region, one of the largest wine regions in France. The area covers all wines that are not produced under the strict laws that govern AOC-level appellations in the regions: among them, Corbières, Minervois and the Languedoc appellation itself. The Pays d'Oc PGI is arguably the most important in France, producing the majority of the country's PGI wines.

Five separate departments fall under the PGI (Hérault, Aude, Gard, Pyrénées-Orientales and six communes in southern Lozère), which is delimited by administrative rather than geographical boundaries. The name therefore covers a wide variety of terrain, from the mountain ranges of the southern Massif Central to the coastal plains of the Camargue crossed by rivers. Vineyards jostle for position in the Garrigue landscape. The Pays d'Oc has a MediterraneanClimate with hot, Dry summers and mild winters.

Discover the grape variety: Cinsaut

Cinsaut noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Provence). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by large bunches and large grapes. Cinsaut noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhône valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.

Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Pays d'Oc

pink wines from the region of Pays d'Oc go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, vegetarian or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of mascarpone/gorgonzola macaroni gratin, quiche without eggs or bread with cheese and bacon.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Pays d'Oc

On the nose in the region of Pays d'Oc often reveals types of flavors of cherry, tropical fruit or fresh strawberries and sometimes also flavors of mango, red cherry or blueberry. In the mouth in the region of Pays d'Oc is a with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Pays d'Oc

Top DWWA award-winning wines on show at Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC

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Saving La Palma’s special vine heritage

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Plans to rebuild after wildfire damages rare vines in Crete

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