Systems, Methods, and Apparatuses to optimize all stages of production of sparkling wine using the Champagne method

Fecha de publicación: 14/10/2021
Fuente: WIPO Wine
Systems, methods, and apparatuses to optimize all stages of sparkling wine production using the ‘Champagne’ method. For instance, there is a specially configured apparatus utilized for a method for producing sparkling wine within the wine bottle through a secondary fermentation. The apparatus is attached to the wine bottle to seal in pressure. Specifically, a neck collar of the apparatus is positioned upon a neck section and a sealing cap is pressed onto a mouth opening wine bottle above the neck collar and coupled to the neck collar of the apparatus. A tensioner of the apparatus induces a clamping force between the neck collar and the sealing cap to seal the pressure generated from fermentation. A pressure indicator measures and displays pressure which is retained and limited to a maximum pressure within the bottle via a Pressure Reduction Valve (PRV) of the apparatus. Sediment from fermentation is removed without freezing via a riddling operations and evacuation of sediment from an inverted bottle through a ball valve configured within the apparatus. Other related embodiments are disclosed.