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Waist

French term with several meanings in viticulture. In the context of vineyard work, it refers to pruning (tailler = to cut) or also to the training is meant. In the production of champagne, "waist" refers to the must from a pressing process. In this case, "taillieren" (to fail) refers to the turning of the mash cake after a pressing process, before a further pressing takes place. According to the number of times such a turning takes place, one differentiates, if necessary, in premières and deuxièmes Tailles (the deuxièmes Tailles, however, are not allowed to be used any more for the champagne since the year 1992). In the German-speaking countries this corresponds to the Scheitermost. The must from the first pressing is called cuvée or tête de cuvée.

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