The ice plug - degorging

>> Monday, 15 January 2007

030926-3-k294-0032If you look closely, you can see the ice plug that has formed in the neck of the bottle. It contains all the yeast cells from the secondary fermentation in the bottle. It is this ice plug that is removed ("shot out") at the degorging (degorgement). At Champagne Michel Lenique, Pierry. (A small grower with 9 hectares, primarily Chardonnay. Some good value champagnes, in particular Réserve Blanc de Blanc and the vintage champagne.)


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