The regulations’ scope: Production area

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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All those communes allowed to produce the wine in question are listed, but within each of these communes only certain plots of land are deemed worthy, details of which are lodged with each commune’s all-important mairie or administrative centre. Vines grown elsewhere within the commune are normally entitled only to be sold as a less specific appellation, an IGP, or vin de france.