Wine bottle bottom dimple enigma

Why do wine bottles (usually) have a raised-up internal dome-like structure [its technical name is a ‘punt’] at the bottom of the bottle?

If you have a theory about such things, yours can be compared to a substantial list of possible explanations – bearing in mind that experts in the field are as yet undecided as to which one(s) might be correct. They include (but are not limited to) :

● Having the function of making the bottle less likely to topple over.

● Allowing bottles to be more easily stacked end to end.

● Taking up some volume of the bottle, causing it to appear larger for the same amount of wine.

See: Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Aurélien Mole @ Wikipedia