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stamp (GB)
fouler (F)
triscar (ES)
calcare (I)
pisar (PO)

Preparation of the mash for the maceration by kicking the grapes with bare feet to the berries for better extraction the dyes and tannins break. Already in the antiquity This was also an alternative to Press, which is represented in the tomb of the priest Chaemwese (1281-1225 BC) in the ancient Egyptian Thebes. This is still in production in Portugal today port wine in the shallow Lagares (Stone troughs), as well as in France, Spain (Rioja) and Italy usual. 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,

Lagar - group of people stamping in round Lagar

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