Imagine a World Without "Corked" Wines.
It is here.
We knew that TCA was a random, systemic issue within the bark of the tree itself and that it was difficult to find in some cases. Experts believe that TCA can start to have a negative impact on your impression of the wine at the low level of 2 parts per trillion (ppt).
We knew that Amorim had spent twice what the entire rest of the cork industry combined had spent on R&D, quality control, etc. over the last decade and has a system in place to track a cork back two years to one of five trees.
We knew that each batch of cork came from specific lots of raw material deemed worthy of being a closure. It was understood that only 30% of the Amorim bark harvest makes it to the closure side of the house.
We know that Amorim is the industry leader in quality control and that Amorim sets the bar for cork quality on the global scale. But this is a game changer.
Amorim is now offering 100% individually tested NDtech corks which are guaranteed to be free of a perceptible level of TCA.
These specific lots of cork have been extensively treated and tested to ensure their reliability. NDtech corks have survived the ten to twelve rounds of elimination from Amorim's process to be deemed members of our two highest grades of cork. They have survived sensory and technical analysis, density sorting, pressure tolerance, and visual appeal scrutiny. They have been treated through Amorim's ROSA process. All of the testing up to this point is where Amorim has earned their reputation for the highest quality natural corks.
If you want to to go one step beyond, NDtech corks are for you.
NDtech corks are each, individually tested to guarantee that each individual cork is below the detection threshold of 0.5 nanograms/litre of TCA. To put that into perspective, that is less than 1/2 of 1 ppt!
Imagine a drop of water evenly divided among 757 Olympic sized swimming pools. This is how small an amount of TCA you could find in an NDtech cork.
It's a great time to work in the wine industry!
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