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vin de pays

Syllabification: vin de pays
Pronunciation: /ˌvaN dY pāˈē, ˌvan do͞o
 
/
(also vin du pays)

Definition of vin de pays in English:

noun (plural vins de pays pronounced same)

The third-highest French classification of wine, indicating that the wine meets certain standards including area of production, strength, and quality.
Example sentences
  • By 1997 vins de pays constituted 27 per cent of all French wine produced and the long-term aim is to upgrade even more of the production of the vast Languedoc-Roussillon regions from vin de table to vin de pays.
  • Not only famous for being the Oc in vin de pays d' Oc, the area in the south-west of France also has some good, relatively inexpensive appellations.
  • The French vin de pays section is very strong and there is a fine port selection.

Origin

French, literally 'wine of the region'.

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