Rack vintage
Rack Rack, v. t. [Cf. OF. vin raqu['e] wine squeezed from the dregs of the grapes.] To draw off from the lees or sediment, as wine. [1913 Webster]

It is in common practice to draw wine or beer from the lees (which we call racking), whereby it will clarify much the sooner. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Rack vintage}, wine cleansed and drawn from the lees. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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