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Latfass

Description (also loading barrel) for a special barrel at the vintage (Autumn). The name is derived from the Old High German word "Leitfaz" - "Leite" was understood to mean a load, wagonload or quantity designation. It had a large opening (widened bunghole) on one Traubenmühle with a funnel. It was mounted on a two-wheeled cart that was used by the vintage was pulled into the vineyard by horses. There the freshly picked grapes were immediately ground and the mash was taken to the winery. Latfass was also generally used as a name for the container (also tub ) used to transport grapes or must. It was also an old custom that after the harvest had ended, the so-called Herbstmuck (a female reading assistant) sat on this barrel and was taken to the winery during the last transport. The leading barrel was still in the 20th century in Rheingau and on middle Rhine used. See other customs below Customs in viticulture,

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