by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies
- It makes the bottle easier to hold and pour from
- It makes the glass bottle more break-resistant and less likely to tumble over
- It can be seen as a symbol of quality
- It holds the bottle in place on a bottling line
- It helps gather the sediment of older wines
- Historically, it was used in Champagne to help stack bottles for the riddling process
It’s unclear what the real reason is, and not all bottles are actually created with punts. Different producers may have their own individual reasons, beyond this list as well.
Why do you think wine bottles have punts?