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vin de pays

(vɛ̃ də pei)
n, pl vins de pays (vɛ̃ də pei)
(Brewing) Also: vin du pays the third highest French wine classification: indicates that the wine meets certain requirements concerning area of production, strength, etc. Abbreviation: VDP Compare AC7, VDQS, vin de table
[literally: local wine]
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Vin ordinaire in the old sense now hardly exists and most Co-Operatives make wine that qualifies for a local appelation, Coteaux du Languedoc or Costieres du Gard, for example, vins du pays and frequently Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in red and Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay white wines.
Therefore the more progressive private wine makers are disregarding the regulations and are obliged to call their wines vins du pays and not use the `appelation' label.