Disgorgement

or dégorgement

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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disgorgement or dégorgement in French, an integral stage in the traditional method of sparkling winemaking entailing the removal of a pellet of frozen sediment from the neck of each bottle. For more detail and modern alternative techniques, see sparkling winemaking.