The revolutionary Coutale universal “pigeur” adapts to all tanks..

Created by Philippe Bernède, inventor of the famous Coutale corkscrew, Coutale, the Coutale “pigeur” solves a large majority of the disadvantages of traditional “pigeur”. (A “pigeur” is then the device placed on the tank that allows the top layer to be stirred)

Lightweight, handy and easy to install, it adapts to all tank shapes and allows deep punching down at a fraction of the cost.

Son fonctionnement :

Under the effect of alcoholic fermentation into red wine; everyone knows that the marc cap is compacted and floats on the surface of the tank. It is estimated that only 20% of it is in direct contact with grape must.

Only a mechanical action can destructure the solid part in the tank.

With regular punching down, 80% of the grape skins are in direct contact and immersed in the wine.

All studies on punching down show that this technique allows the production of richer and more structured wines; with a significant increase in fat, roundness and volume, something that every winegrower is looking for.

Thanks to a pneumatic cylinder and variable adjustment arms, the Coutale “pigeur’” unit makes it possible to destructure 100% of the volume of a tank in a few minutes.


Château Latour pauillac

Chateu smith au lafite pessac leognan

Château d’Agassac Médoc un vendu en 2015 et un autre en 2019

Château branne Cantenac Margaux

Château malescasse Haut Médoc

Château Crozes de Pis Cahors

Clos la Coutale Cahors

Vignoble Loron beaujolais.

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