Vin de France (formerly Vin de Table) is the basic quality tier for wines from France. The typical Vin de France wine is an uncomplicated everyday wine – most likely a blend, but possibly a varietal based on a well-known grape variety like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Some are light-bodied, fruit-driven wines intended for early consumption. Vin de France wines are those which do not meet the criteria stipulated by Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) or Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP) appellation laws. This might be because the vineyards are outside the delimited production areas or because the grape varieties or vinification techniques used do not conform to the rules of the local appellations, as for example covering the vines from excessive rain!
Michelle Beathard, Southeast Team Leader for Flow Wine Group is bringing the 2019 Vin de France Indie Retail Promotions to the VPWSA. She will be sampling six (6) wines from the Vin de France classification. Come by between 4:00 – 7:00 pm to sample and discover some delicious and exciting wines from this misunderstood classification.
Featured wines: Bertrand Galbrun Antidote Red, Patient Cottat Le Grand Caillou Sauvignon Blanc, Simonnet- Febvre Pinot Noir, Joseph Mellot Sincerite Sauvignon Blanc, Notorious Pink Rosé and Marcel Malbec