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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 make the berries better extraction of dyes and tannins break. Already in the antiquity this was also an alternative to Press what is depicted in the tomb of the priest Chaemwese (1281-1225 BC) in Thebes in ancient Egypt. This is still in Portugal today in the manufacture of port wine in the flat Lagares (Stone troughs), as well as in France, Spain (Rioja) and Italy. 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,

Lagar - group of people pounding in round Lagar

Picture: © Axel Probst, World of Port

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