11 Oct Disgorging Underway
We’ve just sent the Swift 2014 Vintage off to be disgorged. Secondary fermentation for traditional method sparkling occurs in the bottle so the yeast residue needs to be removed and this process is called ‘Disgorging’.
To remove the residue without losing the precious wine the bottles are inverted so the yeast settles in the neck and then its frozen. The cap is removed and the frozen residue is dispelled. The bottles are then topped with a dosage liqueur followed by the cork, muselet (cage) and hood.
The Swift 2014 Vintage will then be bedded down in our barrel room until it is ready to be released when the Swift 2013 Vintage is sold out.