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Principle of gravity

In a winery, during processing, this means the transport or transfer of the grapes and the mash, and in extreme cases also the must and wine, from one container or work step to the next solely by natural gravity. This means that mechanical stress such as pumping is avoided wherever possible. Ideally the grapes are delivered to the highest level of the winery. The grapes, the must and the wine are transported one level lower with each work step due to their own weight. The result of this gentle processing is wines that are typical of the variety and rich in extracts. New cellar facilities are already being built according to the principle of gravity. See also under vinification.

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