One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘The words appellation contrôlée on the label will therefore guarantee that the wine is of the highest quality.’
- ‘A Provisional Regulatory Board was commissioned to draw up the regulation of the appellation contrôlée in this order.’
- ‘Vacqueyras red wines, like the neighboring Gigondas, also advanced to appellation contrôlée in the early 70's.’
- ‘Morocco has its own appellation system modelled on the French appellation contrôlée and called Appellation d' Origine Garantie, or AOG.’
French, literally ‘controlled appellation’.
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