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appellation contrôlée

[a-pe-la-syawn kawn-trohley]
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  1. (of a French wine) having use of its name or designation controlled by the government with respect to the region of production, the variety of grapes used, and the level of quality maintained.
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Origin of appellation contrôlée

< French: controlled appellation
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