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délestage

French name for a special form of the overpumping (French remontage); look there.

Description (also circulating, circulating) for the usual mixing of the fermenting must with the grape skins (the mash) in red wine preparation. During the maceration in the vinification of a red wine, the solid components (berries, peel and rappen) rise through the carbon dioxide pressure to the surface of the fermentation tank and form the so-called marc, In order to maintain contact between this and the must, the must is pumped off the ground and poured over the pomace.

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