Country wine. French wine category which, like AC, lays down designated areas, permitted grape varieties and yields, etc.
The rules are generally more
flexible than for AC and, importantly, varietal designations may be used. Vin de
Pays may cover entire regions (e.g. Vin de Pays d’Oc), single French
departements (e.g. Vin de Pays de l’Aude), or smaller areas.