When you think of the attributes of your choices in closures.......
Your modern options are glass stoppers, screw caps, traditional, one- piece natural corks, "technical" corks (something made from natural corks), or (I shudder to think) a synthetic closure.
Let's jump ahead. Performance and price, right? I have one specific closure in mind which will fit the bill. It's a technical closure made from the same cork used to cut natural corks from. This technical cork meets the demands of still wines which are at their intended level of maturity at bottling.
- Retains rebounded shape better than other closures which resemble it because of its majority percentage of natural cork
- Holds out oxygen at a level comparable to a screw cap
- Made from raw material deemed closure - grade cork by Amorim standards.
- Is reinsertable
- Requires one half the extraction force of a synthetic closure
- Flavor neutral (Read: No bitter, back of palate bite)
- Still looks like a cork
- Not a likely source of TCA
- Available with or without a TCA- free guarantee
- Hundreds of Millions sold
- Under nine cents for standard lots
- Under fifteen cents for TCA Free Guaranteed lots
Want to take a look at the cork I am describing? Click here.