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Débourbage

French name for degumming; look there.

Designation for the independent settling (also settling, static clarification, sedimentation or clarification) of the freshly pressed grape must by exploiting gravity without any mechanical impact. This must not be confused with the self-clarification of the wine (see under beautiful ). The degumming is absolutely necessary in order to be as quiet as possible fermentation to achieve and obtain a clean, error-free wine. The must contains many unwanted solids or so-called lees, like parts of kernels and berry peels, pulp particles, earth, dust, residues of Pesticides etc. If no...

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