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This French term can have many meanings in context, for example "charge quantity", "filling quantity" or "battery". In German-speaking countries, it is usually understood to mean a "part" or a "partial quantity". In the context of viticulture, this is a common term in France for the quantity of wine pressed (the grape must) or a part of the quantity of grapes harvested. In the Médoc, however, it is also a unit of measurement for 900 litres and corresponds to the tonneau. In the Roussillon region, this used to be a barrel size or unit of measurement with a volume of 120 litres. See also under barrel types, hollow measures and wine vessels.

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