The best wines of Vin de Pays

Discover the best wines of Vin de Pays as well as the best winemakers of Vin de Pays and estates of Vin de Pays to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Vin de Pays and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Vin de Pays by region

Looking for a good wine of Vin de Pays among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Vin de Pays. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Vin de Pays with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Vin de Pays

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Vin de Pays

Red wines from the region of Vin de Pays go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or veal such as recipes of traditional flemish carbonades, rigatoni with courgettes and tomatoes or country-style veal roulades with risotto.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Vin de Pays

On the nose the red wine of the region of Vin de Pays. often reveals types of flavors of minerality, dried herbs or tropical fruit and sometimes also flavors of dried fruit, dried fruit or floral. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Vin de Pays. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Vin de Pays

  • 2001 With an average score of 4.51/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.39/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Vin de Pays

  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grenache
  • Mourvedre
  • Counoise
  • Cinsault

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Vin de Pays

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Discovering the wine region of Vin de Pays

Vin de Pays (VDP), the French national equivalent of PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) at the European level, is a quality category of French wines, positioned between Vin de Table (VDT) and Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). This layer of the French appellation system was initially introduced in September 1968 by the INAO, the official appellation authority. It underwent several early revisions in the 1970s, followed by substantial changes in September 2000 and again in 2009, when all existing VDT titles were automatically registered with the European Union as PGI. Producers retain the choice of using either the VDP or PGI titles on their labels, or both - in the form "IGP-Vin de Pays".

There are now more than 150 VDP/IGP titles, mainly covering the southern third of France. The "Vin de Pays" level is intended to benefit both consumers and wine producers. It allows consumers to know clearly where a wine comes from, while producers are empowered to produce wine outside the constraints of traditional AOC laws. The most obvious freedoms are the higher yields allowed and a more comprehensive list of permitted Grape varieties.

Great white wines of Vin de Pays

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Vin de Pays

White wines from the region of Vin de Pays go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of spaghetti with homemade pesto, leek, goat cheese and bacon quiche or chicken massala.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Vin de Pays

On the nose the white wine of the region of Vin de Pays. often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, floral or vanilla and sometimes also flavors of lemon, pear or toasty. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Vin de Pays. is a powerful.

The best vintages in white wine of Vin de Pays

  • 2002 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2004 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.46/5
  • 1993 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.38/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Vin de Pays

  • Chardonnay
  • Marsanne
  • Roussanne
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Clairette
  • Gros Manseng

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Vin de Pays

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Discover the grape variety: Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre noir is a grape variety originating from Spain. 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 medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Mourvèdre noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhône valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sparkling wines of Vin de Pays

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Vin de Pays

Sparkling wines from the region of Vin de Pays go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef with cider, lamb tagine with vegetables and preserved lemons or shrimp in coconut milk curry.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Vin de Pays

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Vin de Pays. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, stone or cream and sometimes also flavors of grapefruit, peach or minerality. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Vin de Pays. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Vin de Pays

  • 1909 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • N.V. With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.92/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Vin de Pays

  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Ugni blanc
  • Rivaner

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Vin de Pays

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The word of the wine: Interknot

Botanical term for the interval between two nodes or between two leaf insertions on a branch (see merithallus).

Great pink wines of Vin de Pays

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Vin de Pays

Pink wines from the region of Vin de Pays go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of rice with courgettes, knife feet or cream and tuna quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Vin de Pays

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Vin de Pays. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, pepper or lemon and sometimes also flavors of pear, white peach or cheese. In the mouth the pink wine of the region of Vin de Pays. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in pink wine of Vin de Pays

  • 2008 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.08/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.00/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Vin de Pays

  • Grenache
  • Cinsault
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tannat

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Vin de Pays

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Discover the grape variety: Merlot

Merlot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). 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 small to medium sized bunches, and medium sized grapes. Merlot noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Armagnac, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Savoie & Bugey.

Great sweet wines of Vin de Pays

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Vin de Pays

Sweet wines from the region of Vin de Pays go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, game (deer, venison) or shellfish such as recipes of beef stew, my mother's rabbit or pageot.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Vin de Pays

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Vin de Pays. often reveals types of flavors of peach, apricot or honey and sometimes also flavors of melon, non oak or earth.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Vin de Pays

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.08/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.08/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.06/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.05/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.96/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Vin de Pays

  • Gros Manseng
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Petit Manseng
  • Colombard
  • Ugni blanc
  • Viognier

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Vin de Pays

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The word of the wine: Full

A full, complete and harmonious wine, offering a great wealth of flavours.

Great natural sweet wines of Vin de Pays

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Vin de Pays

Natural sweet wines from the region of Vin de Pays go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, game (deer, venison) or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of black pudding, duck confit parmentier or red mullet, mackerel, tuna, salmon sushi.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Vin de Pays

  • 2008 With an average score of 3.71/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Vin de Pays

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viognier
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Muscatel

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Vin de Pays

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Discover the grape variety: Grenache

Grenache noir is a grape variety that originated in Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Grenache noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great unknow wines of Vin de Pays

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of Vin de Pays

Unknow wines from the region of Vin de Pays go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

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