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Butte

hod (GB)
hotte (F)
tino aperto, tino di deposito (I)

Designation (Mundlich Buttn) for the mostly on the back carried basket for the grape transport at the vintage, Locally different there are also the names Beschoff, Bütte, Hotte, Legel, Lesebüttel and Logel. The former made of wicker or wood and today usually made of zinc sheet or plastic vessel holds about 30 to 40 kilograms of grapes, has a larger diameter and tapers down. It used to be pitched (bad). In Franconia, Butte was also a jar for wine with a volume of 40 liters. Today, mostly flat containers are used to prevent the grapes be squeezed or injured by its own weight (picture left). See also below capacity measures and wine vessels,

Butte - scene in the vineyard and flat reading basket

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