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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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French term used quite generally to refer to the local, traditional name of a small area of land, usually defined by topography or history. Such locally given names are also used more specifically, especially in Burgundy, to refer to a plot of land or vineyard within a larger appellation. In practice these names are used on labels for vineyards below premier cru in rank, for example Les Tillets in the commune of Meursault.