Village Wine

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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village wine is a term used particularly in burgundy for a wine which qualifies for an appellation that coincides with the name of the village or commune in which the wine is made. It contrasts with a lesser generic wine, which takes the name of a region, and wines from premier cru and grand cru vineyards.