It's a Vin de France (used to be Vin de Table
) which some producers use a less bureaucatic way of getting wines to market.
The classified vin de table
made one wish that all such wines would taste as smooth and rich.
According to Wagner (1955), French hybrids were always grown for vin de table
or yin de pays and never suggested for "quality wine." However, there was one unintended but significant result of the interspecific crossing, especially with V riparia, and that was improved cold hardiness of the subsequent Vitis selections.
wine; and vin de table
(van deu TAH-bl), table wine.
Vins de France, a table wine category, replaces Vin de Table
, but has been broadened to allow vintages and varieties on labels.
This was the beginning of the golden age of Burgundy, and Paris soon found that he could turn an honest franc or two by making labels for the local vin de table
Wines that are blended from different regions will be sold as "Wine of France" (thank goodness something's simple!) Their producers will be free to show grape varieties and vintage dates on the label - unlike the "Vin de Table
" that they will largely replace.