appellation contrôlée /apəˌlasjɒ̃ kənˈtrɒleɪ, French apɛlasjɔ̃ kɔ̃tʀole / appellation d’origine /ˌdɒrɪˈʒiːn, French dɔʀiʒin/ , contrôlée


I. noun

a description awarded to French wine guaranteeing that it was produced in the region specified, using vines and production methods which satisfy the regulating body.
– origin French, literally ‘controlled appellation’.

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