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lago (ES)

Portuguese name (Spanish Lago) for the flat trough granite, concrete or stainless steel, in which traditionally the maceration For the production of port wine he follows. In part, in these troughs is still the pounding the grapes with sticks or bare feet to the berries for better extraction the dyes and tannins break. The rammers stand with their arms hooked in a row and march slowly in the trough until two hours back and forth. The human foot is strong enough to crush the grape, but not so hard and unyielding that the grape seed bursts. The bitter contained in the kernels tannins are undesirable. See also below winemaking and wine vessels,

Lagar - group of people stamping in round Lagar

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