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.
Once again it's the time of year when Doktorling Sonja expects chocolate bunnies in the CARE parcels from her kind adorable parents, decorated in some creative way. Last year she got reapers (year before that was vampires).
Any suggestions how to customise them this time? The Frau Doktorin has lovingly squelched my idea of dressing them up in little bras and garter belts.