Cork has undeniably earned its clout as a go-to option for closures — it’s been the closure of choice for wine since the time of the ancient Romans. With a long and prestigious history, there is a perception that cork is reserved for only high-end wines, but this is simply not the case.
Today, there are a range of cork and cork alternatives available that allow you to select the variety that is right for your product and price range.
A.O. Wilson is extremely proud to be engaged in a special partnership with the world’s largest cork stopper producer AMORIM for more than 15 years now. Whatever your application or price point, we have a cork that will suit your needs:
1. Wines that need to age in the bottle
Natural Cork Stopper
A wholly natural product, enhanced by advanced technology, which allows the wine to age in the best possible conditions.
All natural cork stoppers are available from the best grade possible, Handselect CA-05S to the most economical grade CA-30. To see the full range and sizes available, click here.
For more information, please see Amorim’s All Natural Cork spec sheet.
2. The characteristics of a natural cork stopper, at an affordable price
Aquamark® Cork Stopper
A natural stopper with greater porosity. It undergoes an aesthetic procedure which improves its appearance, mechanical characteristics and bottling performance.
– The Acquamark® stopper is available in size 45x24mm only.
– The Acquamark® stopper is available in the grades Premium and Vintage.
For more information, please see Amorim’s Aquamark spec sheet.
3. Wines that are not intended for long bottle aging
Twin Top® Cork Stopper
A technical cork that is ideal for fruity wines and is recommended for wines not intended for long bottle aging. Comprising an agglomerated body and a disc of natural cork at each end, it can be used on the same bottling lines as natural cork stoppers.
- Twin top ® cork stoppers are available with grade AA, A and B natural disc ends.
- Twin top ® cork stoppers are available in 44×23.5 mm and 39×23.5 mm sizes.
For more information, please see Amorim’s Twin Top Stopper spec sheet.
4. Wines intended for early consumption
The latest in new-generation technical stoppers. Its main feature is its great structural stability. This stopper is recommended for wines with a certain complexity, intended for early consumption.
Neutrocork ® stoppers are available in sizes 44×25.5mm (commonly used for the Belgian beer bottles in combination with the “beer wirehood”), 44x24mm and 38x24mm.
For more information, please see Amorim’s Neutrocork spec sheet.
5. Best seal for champagnes and sparkling wine
The result of intensive scientific and technological research, the Spark® stopper achieves the highest levels of physical, chemical and oenological performance. Its outstanding mechanical behavior and ease of bottling are fundamental advantages.
The SPARK® stopper is available in size 47x30mm and is available with the following disc ends:
– Grade A
– Grade B
– Grade D
For more information, please see Amorim’s Spark spec sheet.
6. Bottling fortified wines and spirits
A natural cork stopper with a range of different tops in plastic, wood and other materials, designed for bottling fortified wines and spirits. Given the alcoholic strength of the drink and the specific nature of the bottle, its function is to prove an efficient seal, easy manual extraction and subsequent re-use.
For more information, please see Amorim’s Topseries catalogue.
Contact A.O. Wilson to discuss the best cork option for you.