Disgorge

Term
duhs-gorj
During the winemaking process for sparkling wines using the Champagne Method, sediment builds up in the neck of the wine bottle during the second fermentation. The purpose of disgorgement is to expel the deposit that collects in the neck of the bottle. This can be completed in one of two ways: mechanical disgorgement (à la glace) or disgorgement by hand (à la volée).