pumping over


pumping over

Etichetta di dominio


Etichetta grammaticale

c. n.


Wine-making operation involving the circulation of fermenting red wine with the grape skins. 1


Generally, pump-over's are more gentle and shorter when the grapes first go into the tank. At the start of fermentation it is effective, it is less so when done towards the end of fermentation. It is at this stage where the colour is slowly coming out of the skins and there isn't any heat or alcohol to help with extraction. Once the fermentation begins, the pump-over's become more frequent and longer in an attempt to pull out the best of the flavours by moving larger volumes of juice through the warm skins but the warmer it is, the faster the fermentation progresses and the less time it leaves to get all that the grapes have to offer. It can be common practice to pump-over a third to a half of the tank each time. 2


In the winery, a Must Pump is used to transfer the juice and skins of the grape, whether it be to the fermenter from the crusher/destemmer, or during the ferment to pump the fermenting wine over and break up the cap. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [pʌmpɪŋ əʊ.vər], US [pʌmpɪŋ oʊ.vɚ] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Synonym: wine overpumping technique. 5


pump = "apparatus for forcing liquid or air," mid-15c., possibly from M.Du. pompe "water conduit, pipe," or M.L.G. pumpe "pump," both from some North Sea sailors' word, possibly of imitative origin. The verb is recorded from c.1500.

-ing = suffix attached to verbs to mean their action, result, product, material, etc., from O.E. -ing, -ung, from P.Gmc. *unga (cf. O.N. -ing, Du. -ing, Ger. -ung).

down = late O.E. aphetic form of O.E. ofdune "downwards," from dune "from the hill," dative of dun "hill". A sense development peculiar to English. Used as a preposition since c.1500. 6

Etichetta di paese

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Tue Mar 1 13:03:06 2011

Carmen Abate, rev. Chiara Barbagianni


1 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 584,770.

2 : http://gavinhubble-wineblogs.blogspot.com/2009/05/pumping-over.html, (16/11/2011)

3 : http://morewinemaking.com/search/103267/beerwinecoffee/coffeewinebeer/Wine_Pump, (16/11/2011)

4 : http://dictionary.cambridge.org, (16/11/2011)

5 : http://www.tamarey.com/Tamarey_home.htm, (16/11/2011)

6 : http://www.etymonline.com, (16/11/2011)

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