Definitions for "VIN DE PAYS"
French phrase for country wine.
Meaning "country wine", this is an official category of French wines above the level of vin de table comprising about one quarter of the wine produced in France. Wines bearing this designation should be of higher quality than vin de table wines and should demonstrate a certain amount of regional character.
(VaN deh Pie-ee) - Literally, "wine of the country," a category of French wines considered lower in status than Appellation Controllée, but because it's considered less "desirable," may offer particularly good value if well-chosen.