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pigeage

punch down (GB)

French term for manual or mechanical submission of floating on the surface marc (Grape skins, etc.) at one maceration especially in the production of red wine to a better extraction to reach the dyes and tannins. Traditionally, this is still happening in southern wine-growing countries today pounding with bare feet. See also below Lagar and overpumping,

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