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Proper operation with delicate handling of the fruit.

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Proper operation with delicate handling of the fruit:

• As the grapes are fed into the Lugana’s receiving hopper a short auger meters them into the rotating destemmer cage . By destemming prior to crushing a superior must is obtained. The destemming cage and paddles operate at a low RPM to prevent maceration of the fruit and to keep the grape stems intact. To make this operation more delicate the destemming paddles are made of a food grade polyurethane plastic instead of metal. The adjustable destemming paddles offer the winemaker the best operation on specific grape varieties.

• The Lugana’s crushing rollers are mounted under the destemming drum so no stems are crushed into the must. The rollers are made of Stainless steel and covered with food grade rubber. Adjustment requires no tools. Two calibrated knobs on the outside of the machine allow the operator to set the roller spacing to give the desired amount of crushing.

• The standard “LUGANA 3 R” destemming cage will work all common grape varieties. If the winemaker sees a need for a special custom destemming cage, it can be quickly installed. If a different hole size is desired, it is available by special order.

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