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.
May the 19th in the rightside up section of the world today. We know WHOSE birthday that is don't we?? There will be no chocolate fish awarded for this competition since that would detract from the solemnity of the occasion.