Natural cork stoppers

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Natural cork stoppers are 100% natural and they are obtained from the best Portuguese cork.
To protect its natural structure and ensure the technical performance, the latest technology is used in the sterilization, cleaning and refinement of this type of corks.

The natural cork stopper characteristics (elasticity and low permeability to liquids and gases) provide the optimum regulation in the exchange of gases between the bottle and the outside environment, avoiding rapid oxidation.
Due these characteristics this type of cork gives an important contribution to the refinement of the wine during the wine aging process.

 

Colmated cork stoppers

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Colmated cork stoppers are obtained through a process used to improve the performance levels of natural corks of medium quality.
To protect its natural structure and ensure the technical performance, the latest technology is used in the sterilization, cleaning and refinement of this type of corks.

The colmated cork stopper characteristics provide an excellent sealing solution for fast consumption wines and other beverages (12 to 24 months) presenting excellent performance levels at an exceptionally competitive price.

 

Technical cork stoppers (1+1)

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Technical cork stoppers are the association of an agglomerated cylindrical cork body with a disc of natural cork on each edge, making sure the liquid inside the bottle only have contact with natural cork of high quality.

The rigorous production process makes possible that any change to the wine tasting is virtually reduced to zero.
By mixing the natural cork and agglomerated cork elements this is a unique type of stopper offering a bottling solution for wines with a medium aging time in bottle (2 to 3 years).

 

Agglomerated cork stoppers

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Agglomerated cork stoppers are manufactured from natural cork granules of high quality through an extrusion process or a single moulding process in accordance of the standards of the International Code of Cork Stopper Manufacturing Practices (ICCSMP).

The agglomerated cork stopper joins the unique characteristics of the cork material with a very rigorous manufacturing process that allows achieving great levels of mechanical, sensorial and microbiological properties.
The cork granules size and density had been perfected to achieve a perfect balance of elasticity, homogeneity and sealing capacity. The small particles of cork granulates are cleaned in depth to fully guarantee the absence of any substance that can change the taste.

The agglomerated cork stopper characteristics provide an excellent sealing solution for fast consumption wines and other beverages (6 to 18 months) presenting good performance levels at an exceptionally competitive price.

 

Micro agglomerated cork stoppers

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Micro agglomerated cork stoppers are manufactured from natural cork granules in accordance of the standards of the International Code of Cork Stopper Manufacturing Practices (ICCSMP).

The micro agglomerated cork stopper joins the unique characteristics of the cork material with a very rigorous manufacturing process allowing achieve great levels of mechanical, sensorial and microbiological properties.
The cork granules size and density had been perfected to achieve a perfect balance of elasticity, homogeneity and sealing capacity. The small particles of cork granulates pass through a depth cleaning process to fully guarantee the absence of any substance that can change the taste.

The micro agglomerated cork stopper characteristics provide an excellent sealing solution for fast consumption wines and other beverages (6 to 18 months) presenting great performance levels.

 

Champagne cork stoppers (0+2 cork stoppers)

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Specially created for the bottling of Champagne and Sparkling wines, these type of corks are capable of withstand the high pressure inside the bottles assuring that Champagne and Sparkling wines will keep their bubbly freshness for longer.

This type of stopper consists in a body of agglomerated cork and two discs of natural cork in one edge.
The agglomerated cork body is designed for optimum elasticity and long-term sealing capacity, assuring that the pressure inside the bottle is always constant and maintained. At the same time, the natural cork discs (rotated against each other to completely close the cells of the natural cork material) make sure the drink inside the bottle only have contact with natural cork of high quality.

 

Capsulated cork stoppers (bartops / T-corks)

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This type of stoppers is constituted by two parts, a capsule (of plastic, wooden, glass, ceramic or metal material) and a cork body (of natural, colmated, agglomerated or micro agglomerated). Because of that they are available in a wide range of formats, qualities, material combinations…
The difference between this type of stopper and other types is the possibility of insert and extract the stopper from the bottle multiple times without a corkscrew. Other relevant characteristic is that this stopper can be reused.

To select the most appropriated type of capsulated cork stopper is important take into account the wine characteristics (alcohol percentage, sugar content, gas content, etc.), time of wine aging, bottle characteristics and the available budget.
Natural corks or high quality colmated corks are recommended for good quality wines. For fast consumption wines a medium quality colmated cork or an agglomerated cork can be a more price competitive option.

 

Cork bark stoppers (cork bungs)

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This type of stoppers can be made of natural cork bark or agglomerated cork offering a closing solution for all types of recipients (jars, vases, etc.).
The cork characteristics (elasticity and low permeability to liquids and gases) provide the optimum regulation in the exchange of gases between the recipient and the outside environment.

 

Mould cork stoppers (mushroom & other shapes)

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This type of stoppers can be of different types of cork (natural, colmated, agglomerated, micro agglomerated) and are designed to correspond to certain specifications, needs or specific usages.
Moulded cork stoppers are an example of products customization capabilities to satisfy a market need. Mushroom shapes, conical shapes and holes are just some examples of possibilities in the creation of this unique and distinctive product.

This type of corks is available in a wide range of formats, qualities, material combinations…
The selection of this type of stopper demand a detailed knowledge of the usage needs and available budget for the development of this type of cork.