Definition of appellation contrôlée in English:

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appellation contrôlée

Pronunciation: /äpeläˌsyôn ˌkäntrôˈlā/
(also appellation d'origine contrôlée /dôrēˈZHēn/)

noun

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.
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.

Origin

Mid 20th century: French, literally 'controlled appellation'.

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Syllabification: ap·pel·la·tion con·trô·lée

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