appellation2 /ˌapəˈleɪʃ(ə)n French apɛlasjɔ̃//


I. noun

1. an appellation contrôlée.

about 20 per cent of French wines with an appellation come from Alsace.
2. a wine bearing an appellation contrôlée.

the top appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.
3. the district in which a wine bearing an appellation contrôlée is produced.

the north-east corner of the appellation.
– origin abbreviation of appellation (d’origine) contrôlée.

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