French Country Wine
Looking for good value in French wine? Check out “Vins de Pays” or French Country Wine. The majority of these are produced in the south of the country on the Mediterranean in the Languedoc-Roussillon regions. Originally, they were the local wine producers sold in bulk or by the pitcher full at the side of roads next to their estates. However, these wines have seen a jump in quality level over the last number of years and are now varietally labeled or chateau-bottled. Here sun-baked vineyards produce many of your favourite varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. So avail yourself of these. Simply look for “Vins de Pays” on the bottle. Cheers!