The AOC, as part of the classification system, is a form of certification. For wine, the AOC ensures the area where its grapes are grown, how they are grown, and how the wine is made. Each wine that carries the AOC mark has undergone strict controls at every stage of its production.What we normally call an appellation is mostly the geographical area where the grapes are grown and the wine is made, and it is one of the conditions that make up an AOC. In the case of Bordeaux, for example, what we call the Bordeaux appellation refers to the legal area where Bordeaux wines are made, and wines made in this area in compliance with the relevant winemaking regulations can be labeled Bordeaux AOC on the wine label to represent that the wine has reached the AOC level.
Does the fact that Clos des Lunes is located in Sauternes, a sub-region of Bordeaux, mean that all of its wines are AOC Sauternes? No, because Sauternes AOC can only make sweet white wines, so several of the dry white wines made at Clos des Lunes are not labeled Sauternes AOC, but only Bordeaux AOC.Warm reminder: Stay tuned to LuFuture.com app for the latest market updates.