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vatting

[ vat-ing ]
/ ˈvæt ɪŋ /
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noun

the stage of winemaking during which the expressed juice of grapes has been placed in vats and left to ferment.

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Origin of vatting

First recorded in 1835–45; vat + -ing1
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