But for a fraction of those kind of prices his powerful, mature Domaine Tranquillite 2005 Vins de Pays
d'Oc is pounds 4.
STRAIGHT Moving further south to the village of Tuchan, near the coast, is where LE DOG DE CHARLOTTE CHARDONNAY 2008 VINS DE PAYS
D'OC (pounds 5.
Last week, I reported on the white and pink wines that were chosen by an expert panel as this year's Top 100 vins de pays
from more than 1,200 bottles submitted by growers, and revealed at last month's London Wine Fair.
Vignobles de France will let producers blend vins de pays
wines from different regions for the first time.
For reds try a bairrada or baga from Portugal' an inexpensive merlot from Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, French vins de pays
, Hungary, Italy, or South Africa' an inexpensive red Bordeaux from France' or a valpolicella from Italy.
Vins de Pays
, which are primarily based on grape variety, or Appellation Contrle (AOC), which is a generic wine from a specific region such as Minervois or Corbires and mainly blended with two or more grape varieties.
The four cooperative winemaking federations of the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France are calling on government help claiming a drop in turnover for vins de pays
and vins de table by FF800 million (US$109 million) during 1999 and 2001 could cause mounting anger in the vineyards.
The label will indicate the wine's origin with a gold band below the front label reading Vins de Pays
d'Oc and a notation on the back that it was imported from France and bottled in Woodbridge.
Before the Vins de Pays
came on the scene no wine from Alsace bore the name of its grape variety on the label; now 92% of all French wine sold in the now familiar way as a "varietal" is Vin de Pays d'Oc.
We've selected affordable and easy-to-drink single varietal Vins de Pays
d'Oc with easy-to-read labels with the emphasis on the grape variety," said export manager Xavier Renerre.
A stark illustration is provided by the results of competition to find the Top 100 Vins de Pays
Bessiere, the specialist in Languedoc Roussillon wines, has launched four new premium Vins de Pays
d'Oc for the UK off-trade.