Italian -A deliciously smooth, medium bodied wine jam-packed with aromas of ripe dark berry fruits. The palate shows hints of vanilla spice and cherries, well balanced and easy drinking.
Vin De Pays -This soft fruity red wine from the sunny vineyards of southern France is made using a blend of Carignan & Merlot grapes which are carefully vinified using all the benefits of modern winemaking techniques. The result is a wine with a ripe red fruit flavour and smooth finish, ideal fo drinking with a wide variety of food dishes or equally on its own.
About the Vin de Pays Classification There are about 150 different Vin de Pays appellations in France for each area of origin. A country wine production zone is much larger than an AOC. Winemakers must use specific grape varieties suggested by a "Conseil Interprofessionnel" (joint committee of professionals). These wines can list on the label the grape varieties used while AOC wines cannot. All wines are analyzed, tasted and eventually approved. and accepted as "Vin de Pays". These wines are increasingly popular, better quality than Vin de Table and perfect for daily-drinking wines. (£4.00)