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lago (ES)

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

Lagar - group of people pounding in round Lagar

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