Weekly wine defined: Hotte

Mary writes:

When it’s harvest time in European vineyards, in some vineyards you’ll find a person walking around with a hotte (pronouced hot).

Hottes are backpacks made of cane, wood, plastic or metal. Grape pickers empty their overflowing baskets into the hotte. The hotte carrier then climbs up and tips the grapes into the container that will be hauled to the winery for crushing.