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French term for a device operated by means of electric motors as a mechanical alternative to the elaborate manual remuage (Shaking) in the manufacture of sparkling wine ( champagne. sparkling wine ). The bottles are in a cage-like metal frame and are rotated at regular intervals so that the yeast in the bottle neck is ready for later use dégorgement (Remove) collects. The device or method was registered for a patent in 1968 by the two French winemakers Claude Cazals and Jacques Ducion. The oenological station of the Champagne shows great interest very quickly, signed an exclusive contract and attempted. The system only became established in the mid-1970s. The first big users were Codorníu in Spain, as well as Marne et Champagne, Piper Heidsieck and Roederer in France. In Spanish it is called "Girasol" (sunflower) after it has been turned and looks. New methods now make the gyropalettes superfluous; see under alginate,


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