Riddling

Called rémuage in French, riddling is the process during the making of Champagne or sparkling wine whereby the bottles are individually rotated and tilted a small bit day after day in order to concentrate the yeast sediment in the necks prior to disgorging. In the past, bottles held in A-shape frames called pupitres were riddled by hand. Today, it may also be done by a computerized machine called a gyropalette.

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