An attractive female wine writer visits a Pinot Noir winery. The winemaker offers her the chance to participate in pigeage, the act of punching-down the solid cap that forms on the top of fermenting wine. Pigeage increases the contact between the juice and grape skins, increasing the flavor and deepening the color of wine. The attractive femaile wine writer would love the chance. Only when she gets down into the cellar does the winemaker reveal his personal technique for pigeage. The wine writer goes along.
My question is: do naked people routinely swim naked in fermenting wine, in which case I’m going to develop a new appreciation of fining and filtering, or is the winemaker in this instance just another horndog working an angle?