(also appellation d'origine contrôlée /dôrēˈZHēn/)
A description awarded to French wine guaranteeing that it was produced in the region specified, using vines and production methods that satisfy the regulating body.
More example sentences
- Morocco has its own appellation system modelled on the French appellation contrôlée and called Appellation d' Origine Garantie, or AOG.
- A Provisional Regulatory Board was commissioned to draw up the regulation of the appellation contrôlée in this order.
- The words appellation contrôlée on the label will therefore guarantee that the wine is of the highest quality.
mid 20th century: French, literally 'controlled appellation'.
Definition of appellation contrôlée in:
- The British & World English dictionary