The Arrogant Frog Team is at it again showing that with creativity, know-how and a sense of humour, one can make Southern French wines shine around the world at extremely good value!
Arrogant Frog represents Southern France’s +Art de Vivre+, the art of living, through its elegant and relaxed style filled with red berries, soft spices and a hint of vanilla. Medium in style with a lovely lasting finish, serve with grilled meats or be very french and grab a baguette, cheese and a shady spot under a tree.
Pays d’Oc is the IGP title for red, white and rosé wines that are made in a large area on the southern coast of France. The catchment area for the IGP corresponds roughly to the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region – one of the largest winegrowing areas in France. The IGP covers all the wines that are not made under the strict laws that govern the AOC-level appellations in the regions: among them Corbières, Minervois and the Languedoc appellation itself.
The Pays d’Oc IGP is arguably the most important in France, producing the majority of the country’s IGP wines. Five separate departments fall under the IGP, which is delimited by administrative boundaries rather than geographical ones. As such, a range of terrain is covered by the denomination, from the southern mountain ranges of the Massif Central to the river-crossed coastal plains. Vineyards jostle for space on the garrigue-strewn landscape.
Pays d’Oc IGP wines were previously labeled as Vin de Pays d’Oc, although since 2009, the VDP category has been phased out of French wine laws. It has now been replaced with Indication Géographique Protégée, a category that is more closely related to the wine-labeling conventions of the European Union.