OMG which one is right? Traditional Method vs. Transfer Method

Hey pals,

A wine educator contacted me from Italy wanting to have some clarification (har har) about whether or not riddling and disgorgement happens with the TRANSFER METHOD (aka TANK METHOD) when it comes to bubbly.  

I think that yes, definitely.  She thinks that no, definitely not.   

She could be right, I could be right, I don't know!  I would like to know for the goodness of sparkling wine.  

Tank/transfer method bottles get riddled don't they?  And then disgorged into a tank?

Ack! Someone ask their local Chef de Cave and find out!

I will update the diagram to be correct.  Here are the conflicting diagrams: 

Parents Reply Children