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.
Of course some people will wonder "Is there really any scientific value in being the first blog to bring a blind albino penguin (Aptenodytes albus) safely from orbit back to Earth?" but to Thundra and ZRM such cavilers we can only say "Pshaw!" Also "Ogive"! and "knapsack!"
If the heatshield proves to be inadequate then no matter, we will have the world's first penguin hot-tub. Or soup, whichever comes first.