pressing

Lemma

pressing

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

The act of mechanically extracting juice from the skins of white grapes following crushing, or mechanically extracting the remaining wine from the skins of red grapes following fermentation. 1

Nota

[Pressing is an] Important winemaking operation involving literally pressing the juice (for white wines) or the astringent pressing of wine out of the skins (for red wines). The quality of the resulting juice depends on how hard the grapes are pressed. 2

Contesto

[…] after the first pressing has finished it is necessary to empty out the pressed mash, crumble it and then press again; the extra volume of juice obtained from the second pressing is about 15% of that from the first pressing. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[‘presɪŋ] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

"exerting pressure," mid-14c., prp. adj. from press, "push against," early 14c., from O.Fr. preser (13c.), from L. pressare "to press," frequentative of pressus, p.p. of premere "to press, hold fast, cover, crowd, compress," from PIE *prem-/*pres- "to strike." 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Data della scheda
Fri Nov 13 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Gallo Anna, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.aromadictionary.com/articles/mobilewineglossary_m-z.html», (16/11/2011)

2 : «http://www.harristeeter.com/in_our_stores/departments/wine_center/all_about_wine/glossary.aspx», (12/11/2009)

3 : «http://www.winegrowers.info/wine_equip/presses/info.htm», (16/11/2011)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/pressing_1?q=pressing», (16/11/2011)

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com», (16/11/2011)

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