crush Mainly American term for the whole harvest season, named after one of the first processes in the winery ( crushing ) rather than what happens in the vineyard. crusher-destemmer Common combination of wine-making equipment which carries out the operations of both crushing and destemming . crushing Crushing ( foulage in French), wine-making operation of breaking open the grape berry so that the juice is more readily available to the yeast for fermentation . It is only modern winery equipment that has permitted crushing sufficiently thoroughly that the onset and completion of...
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