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From the French, “on the lees.” The “lies” or “lees” are the residues of yeast fermentation which are deposited at the bottom of a fermentation chamber (barrel or tank) as fermentation proceeds. Allowing wine to remain on the lees for an extended period of time enhances and deepens the flavors of the wine.

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