The bottle is then riddled, so that the lees settles in the neck of the wine bottle...
Manual riddling is still done for Prestige Cuvées in Champagne... mechanised riddling equipment (a gyropalette) is used instead.
A comment has been made at alicublog by a poster called guest. I have invited guest to Riddled so that we can better discuss the subject of humour blogs and the concept of "other". Please feel free to comment yourself.