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Villages

A name (villages) used mainly in French Burgundy for a wine originating from one or more municipalities of the Appellation d'Origine Protégée (AOP). The attribute is added to the appellation name, for example Beaujolais-Villages. If the wine comes from a single commune, then, according to the regulations of the Appellation, its name may be prefixed, for example Quincié-en-Beaujolais (a total of 30 of the 38 communes of Beaujolais-Villages have this entitlement). The so-called Village wines represent the third rank after Grand Cru and Premier Cru and are above the appellation Beaujolais. Other examples are Côtes du Rhône-Villages and Côtes du Roussillon-Villages. The Villages wines usually also have stricter regulations. See also under Burgundy Classification.

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