About Vin de Pays Rose

About Vin de Pays Rose
Vin de Pays Rosé are rosé wines that are designated as a Vin de Pays or country wine from one of about 50 different departments (territories) in France. One of the most popular of these is Vin de Pays d'Oc from the Languedoc-Roussilon area in southern France, while Vin de Pays Vignobles de France represents the entire winemaking territories of France.

There are several red varieties that can be used to make a Vin de Pays Rosé, which are produced with minimal skin contact, as with most rosés. These varieties include Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

These rosés are light to medium-bodied and generally are dry or off-dry with moderate tannins and an earthy finish. Pair with simple bistro food such as salads or roast chicken.

Top Picks for Vin de Pays Rose

Maison Marcel 2021 Heart Rosé IGP Mediterranee
94 points
$15
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Floral aromas and flavors of lilacs and honeysuckle and watermelon with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of apple and passionfruit and guava with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delightfully fresh and floral rose with a truly charming personality.
94 points $15 Best Buy
Rose All Day 2021 Rosé IGP Pays dOc
85 points
$12
Pink coral color. Savory, umami aromas and flavors of marinated mushrooms on a wheatberry-rye cracker and washed triple cream cheese rind with a supple, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with touches of pickled melon rind and starfruit with balsamic and shoyu with no oak flavor. A very dry and savory rose for the table.
Le Star NV Rosé Grenache
84 points
$9
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry and watermelon salad and cherries in a cedar bowl with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing notes of golden apple, pear, and white strawberry. A pleasant round Rosé quaffer; serve with a good chill.