en virgen

English translation: free-run / without pressing

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Spanish term or phrase:en virgen
English translation:free-run / without pressing
Entered by: Justin Peterson

22:26 Nov 5, 2019
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Wine / Oenology / Viticulture / cava
Spanish term or phrase: en virgen
"Los vinos se elaborarán siempre en virgen..."

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"White wine is fermented off the skins. This means that you have to press them prior to fermentation."

off the skins

Any Wine experts able to corroborate this?
Justin Peterson
Spain
Local time: 13:34
free-run / without pressing
Explanation:
When the fermentation is done, it’s time to rack the wine out of the fermentation vessel.
The juice that runs free (without being pressed) is generally considered the purest, highest quality wine. It’s called “free run” wine and is kind of like the “extra virgin” wine.
The rest of the wine is “press wine” and is generally slightly more rustic, with harsher-tasting phenolics.
Press wine is typically blended back into the free run wine. (Remember: the less waste, the better!)
https://winefolly.com/tutorial/winemaking-from-start-to-fini...

Pressing in winemaking is the process where the juice is extracted from the grapes with the aid ... Winemakers often keep their free-run juice and pressed wine separate (and perhaps even further isolate the wine ... very "liquidy" pulps that releases juice easily without needing much pressure that could risk tearing the skins.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressing_(wine)

Red wines are nearly always made from both free run juice and pressed juice. White wines on the other hand are not always pressed. The very best white wines are made from only the free run juice. Historically pressing grapes was done by hand or by people stomping grapes.
http://winemakersacademy.com/pressing-grapes/

Hope it helps!
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Summary of answers provided
3no skin contact fermentation
Juan Arturo Blackmore Zerón
3free-run / without pressing
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free-run / without pressing


Explanation:
When the fermentation is done, it’s time to rack the wine out of the fermentation vessel.
The juice that runs free (without being pressed) is generally considered the purest, highest quality wine. It’s called “free run” wine and is kind of like the “extra virgin” wine.
The rest of the wine is “press wine” and is generally slightly more rustic, with harsher-tasting phenolics.
Press wine is typically blended back into the free run wine. (Remember: the less waste, the better!)
https://winefolly.com/tutorial/winemaking-from-start-to-fini...

Pressing in winemaking is the process where the juice is extracted from the grapes with the aid ... Winemakers often keep their free-run juice and pressed wine separate (and perhaps even further isolate the wine ... very "liquidy" pulps that releases juice easily without needing much pressure that could risk tearing the skins.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressing_(wine)

Red wines are nearly always made from both free run juice and pressed juice. White wines on the other hand are not always pressed. The very best white wines are made from only the free run juice. Historically pressing grapes was done by hand or by people stomping grapes.
http://winemakersacademy.com/pressing-grapes/

Hope it helps!

Daniel Coria
Argentina
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Reference information:
El vino blanco se elabora a partir de mosto de uvas blancas o tintas, siempre y cuando estas últimas no presenten pulpa coloreada y no se someta a maceración con sus hollejos.

Un vino blanco se caracteriza por lo tanto, por su elaboración "en virgen", término con el que se define en enología la fermentación del mosto en ausencia de partes sólidas, a diferencia de un vino tinto o clarete donde la fermentación se realiza en presencia total o parcial de sus hollejos.

https://www.vinetur.com/2017012826943/vino-blanco-todo-lo-qu...

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Did you know that white wine can be made with red or white grapes? The major difference between making red wine and white wine is that the juice is fermented without the grape’s skins when making white wine. See how white wine is produced with an easy-to-understand infographic.

https://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-is-white-wine-made/

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Note added at 12 mins (2019-11-05 22:38:35 GMT)
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Here's a lengthy description of the process.

https://winemakermag.com/technique/1282-white-wine-skin-cont...

Helena Chavarria
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