remontage French word for various systems of pumping over , circulating liquid in the fermentation vessel over the cap of grape solids during red wine fermentation. This has the important effect of aeration , avoiding the build-up of dangerous reducing conditions . It also prevents drying out of the cap and encourages the extraction of the skins' valuable colouring matter and tannins into the wine. It may be done either in a closed top vat or, in the presence of air, in a closed tank. The mechanical systems involved include some adaptation of the autovinification system, rotofermenter s, and...
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