The short life of Vignobles de France
23 Feb 2009 by Julia Harding MW
The French Conseil d’État, France’s highest admininstrative court, has annulled the decree which legally established Vignobles de France (literally, 'vineyards of France') as a vin de pays in May 2008. The category had been under discussion for several years before it was enthusiastically endorsed by Viniflhor in January 2007. See here for the background to this story. There were objections at the time, particularly from producers and organisations in Languedoc and Roussilllon, and the EU asked the French government to ‘reconsider its position’. I really didn’t imagine then that the French would climb down, but it seems...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10500 articles (two new most days) and 96793 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson